What resin is in this fabric?
May 23, 2006 8:38 AM Subscribe
I just got some of this nifty resinated chirimen fabric
. The manufacturer won't tell what's in it. It hasn't darkened the fabric, doesn't leave a residue on your hands, doesn't smell. It's very pliable, holds a crease, holds a curl, keeps it from fraying.
posted by lobakgo to grab bag (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I don't think it's any kind of wax or starch. Googling leads to talk of resinated sails and industrial stuff and a patent from the 1940's in India. I wonder if it some kind of polyurethane, but what kind?