Types of fibres

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  • Created on: 03-02-16 18:56
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  • Fibres
    • Synthetic
      • Made from non-renewable sources e.g. oil, petrol and coal.
      • Filament, continuous fibres.
      • General properties:  Strong, hardwearing, cheap, crease resistant, non-absorbent.
    • Regenerated
      • Acetate, Viscose, Tencel, Modal, Lyocell, Rayon
      • Fibres derived from a natural source e.g. wood pulp.
      • Modified using chemicals, biodegradable.
    • Natural
      • Short, staple fibres.
      • E.g. cotton from the cotton plant, linen from the flax plant, wool from sheep and silk from silkworms.
      • Exception to staple rule is silk which is a continuous fibre.


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