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1) Finish for cotton fabrics such as chintz to give them a shiny finish. The glue, paraffin, and sizing [for glazing] may not be permanent while synthetic resins are. 2) Damage caused by a too-hot iron applied to acetate, synthetics and thermoplastic fibers.

From Fabric Sewing Guide by Claire Schaeffer. Krause Publications, Cincinnati, 2008. Used by permission.