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  • Created by: Abigail
  • Created on: 27-05-15 18:58
  • a dry cotton fibres is known as being mature while immature is wet
  • the fibre swells when wet and causes it to shrink as the fibre becomes shorter
  • the triangular cross section of silk gives lustre and softness
  • the scales on a wool fibre are called lanolin which gives water repellency
  • the scales cause shrinkage because they are open when wet…


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