Coating Cotton Thread With Silk

Manufacturer and builder 1 / 1881

A company has been formed in Paris to work an invention for coating threat with silk. The invention embraces, according to the Bulletin des Soies, a chemical process for covering linen or other vegetable threads with a mesh of silken matter in a way similar to that in which metallic objects are plated with gold or silver. The process isdependent on forming a solution of the silk in zincic chloride, or other solvent, and passing through the solution the thread to be coated, which has previously been mordanted ain a bath, so that the silk is precipitated upon it. The practibility of the process from a commercial standpoint, we think is questionable.

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