linen

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  • linen
    • natural cellulose from stem of flax plant
    • staple fibre
    • strong durable, long lasting, smooth surface, good drape
    • highly absorbent, fast drying, fresh and cool to wear
    • non- static > contains moisture
    • crisp, firm handle, stiffer and harder then cotton
    • washable
      • shrink proof
      • washes well
      • irons well
        • irons easily when damp
      • dries well
        • quickly
      • boiled
      • bleached
      • can be dry cleaned
      • tumble dries
    • low elasticity> creases badly
    • Treatments
      • dirtt-repellent
      • anti-mircobial
      • synthetic resin treatment
        • crease resistant finish
      • stain- resist finish
        • Teflon
        • silicone
    • biodegradable and recycleable
    • blends
      • cotton 50%
      • nylon 25%
      • elastane 5%
      • modal 30%
      • acrylic 4%
      • viscose
      • tencel
      • polyester
      • silk
    • fabrics
      • interlining
      • Holland
        • for window blinds
    • end uses
      • household  linen
      • curtains
      • tea towels
      • shirts
      • skirts
      • suits
      • ropes
      • sewing thread
      • geotextiles
      • tablecloths
  • tablecloths

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