Shrinkage Results: Weight (GSM) vs. Density (CPI) Control
The graph the left shows the results of a study by Cotton Technology International, which compared the % length shrinkage between five plain jersey fabrics finished to constant weight and width, and five that were finished to constant course and width.
- Fabric finished to constant weight (137g/m2) will have shrinkage that varies from -3.8% to -10.1% as yarn count varies. This 6.3% range is unacceptable to most customers.
- Fabric finished to constant course count (18 C/cm) will have shrinkage that only varies from -6.4% to -7.1%. This 0.7% range is preferred by customers and attainable with CCS-300