Video #7

Cotton Processing

In Video #7, Bob Purcell (Chief Threadologist of Superior Threads) discusses the methods used for processing cotton. Mercerized cotton is cotton which has gone through a process of treating the fibers with a solution to increase it's luster and affinity for dye. Gassed thread is thread which has been rapidly passed over a gas burning flame which removes the fuzz and excess lint on the thread, giving it a smoother feel and brighter look.