Manufactured fibres

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  • Manufactured fibres
    • regenerated polymers
      • Vicose
        • Natural cellulose from wood pulp
        • Staple & filament
        • More absorbent than cotton
        • naturallly breathable
        • Fine, soft handle,good drape
        • cannot trap air
          • Not warm
        • lower strength
          • tears when wet
        • Poor elasticity
          • creases easily
        • Biodegradable & recyclable
        • inexpensive
        • Tencel/ Lyocell
          • Staple viscose
          • Recycles the solvent amine oxide
          • fibres can be split
            • fibrilation
            • micro fine surface hairs
              • helpful in dying
          • stronger than many regenerated fabric
          • easy care, dyes well, good wicking properties
          • Low shrinkage
          • Biodegradable
      • Modal
        • Wood pulp
        • Staple fibre
        • Used in blends
        • Absorbs more moisture than cotton
        • Breathable
        • Silky smooth, very soft handle,good drape
        • doesn't trap air
        • Poor elasticity
        • Dyes very well
        • Biodegradable & recyclable
        • inexpensive
      • Acetate
        • 95% of the acetic acid is recycled
        • Filament &microfibre
        • low absorbency
          • Fast drying
        • prone to static
        • subdued lustre, smooth, very soft handle with elegant drape
        • low warmth
        • Dyes well
        • more elastic than viscose
        • Thermoplastic
        • Biodegrable, recyclable
        • Inexpensive
    • Synthetic
      • Polyamide
        • Petrochemicals
        • inexpensive to manufacture
        • engineered to provide certain characteristics
        • non-absorbent and prone to static

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