Mercerization Process Produces Quality Fabrics

Written by Brannon Smith

If you have ever purchased a 100% cotton shirt before you know there are often problems associated with this fabric. The colors fade and become dull,repparttar fabric shrinks, and after a few times of wearing and washing you can see millions of little fuzzies overrepparttar 133355 surface of your shirts. The process of Mercerization makes all these little annoyances go away.

Single Mercerization is a process in whichrepparttar 133356 yarn used to make a shirt is run throughrepparttar 133357 middle of an open flame at a very high speed. It passes through so quickly thatrepparttar 133358 yarn itself doesn't burn butrepparttar 133359 millions of fuzzies and slubs onrepparttar 133360 yarn are eliminated instantly. This makesrepparttar 133361 yarn stronger. Since there is no fuzz onrepparttar 133362 yarn, it is held together better and can no longer unravel by itself. The yarn is also less prone to shrinking becauserepparttar 133363 mercerization process literally pre-shrinksrepparttar 133364 fabric. Mercerization also cleansrepparttar 133365 yarn and gives it a strong affinity for dye. While normal cotton yarn has no clarity or depth to it's color, Mercerized yarn acceptsrepparttar 133366 dye much better andrepparttar 133367 colors come out deeper, sharper and have a very clean look. The fabric now looks and feels ten times better. Single Mercerization is a huge step up fromrepparttar 133368 quality of regular cotton shirts but Double Mercerization takes it even a step further.

Innovative Business Use of RSS as a Technology

Written by S. Housley

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a new way to broadcast corporate news and structured information. RSS offers a quick, easy corporate communication channel. The RSS contents are published as a feed andrepparttar feed's content keep customers, partners and journalists abreast of corporate news and information. The RSS feeds are read using a tool referred to as a news aggregator, or an RSS reader. The aggregator periodically checks to see ifrepparttar 133354 RSS feed has been updated. Asrepparttar 133355 feed is updated, new information will automatically appear inrepparttar 133356 RSS reader.

While RSS was at one point only considered to be a means to deliver news headlines, RSS has quickly become a powerful medium to disseminate all kinds of information. As traditional marketers are attempting to rein in content delivery, measuring e-mail open rates, click-throughs and conversions, Internet users are fighting to gain control overrepparttar 133357 content they receive. Savvy marketers and business owners are using RSS as a way to improve corporate communication and increase their external exposure and brand appeal.

What isrepparttar 133358 enclosure tag? RSS 2.0 is quickly becomingrepparttar 133359 definitive RSS standard, all because of its support forrepparttar 133360 enclosure tag. The enclosure tag is an optional field inrepparttar 133361 RSS 2.0 specification that allowsrepparttar 133362 feed publisher to include a link to a file. The file can be just about anything. Businesses have seizedrepparttar 133363 opportunity, including tutorials, streaming audio lectures, PDF proposals, Power Pointâ„¢ presentations, podcasts of sales meetings, and advertising portfolios among other traditional uses for RSS.

Many businesses have yet to realizerepparttar 133364 potential hidden inrepparttar 133365 enclosure field. The implications and power of how RSS can be used is really awe-inspiring. Considerrepparttar 133366 following business uses for RSS:

1. PDF Documents - Consider broadcasting meeting agenda notes or documentation as a PDF included with a feed, allowing interested individuals to access information without having to deal with cumbersome e-mail attachments.

2. PPT Presentations - Presentations can easily be distributed in a feed enclosure. The added benefit is that presenters using Power Pointâ„¢ will not have to lug their notebook to a meeting to present - they can managerepparttar 133367 presentation from an iPod or similar handheld that reads RSS feeds.

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