|The Silk Filature
is the factory in which the cocoons are processed into silk thread. In the
filature the cocoons are sorted by various characteristics, including color
and size, so that the finished product can be of uniform quality. The cocoon
must then be soaked in hot water to loosen the sericin. Although the silk
is about 20% sericin, only 1% is removed at this stage. This way the gum
facilitates the following stage in which the filaments are combined to form
silk thread, or yarn.
|Un lexique complet sur la filature des fromages,
avec explication des différentes étapes de fabrication.
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