A2 Section A - Commercial Names of Fibres & Fabrics

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Give 1 example of a fibre made from wood pulp.
Tencel, Lyocell
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Give 1 example of an elastomeric fibre.
Lycra
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Give 1 example of a polyester fibre.
Trevira, Polartec
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Give 1 example of a polyamide fibre.
Tactel, supplex
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Give 1 example of an aramid fibre.
Kevlar, Nomex, Zylon, Cordura
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Give 2 properties of Polartec.
Dries quickly, synthetic fibre, doesn't absorb much moisture, washes well at low temperatures
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Give 2 properties of Trevira.
Low-pill, hardwearing, quick drying, permanent colourfast, blended with wool, linen & cotton
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Give 2 properties of Tactel.
Breathable, lightweight, easy care (machine wash), dries 8 times faster than cotton, often used by M&S.
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Give 2 properties of Tencel.
Biodegradable, good for sensitive skin, shrinks 3% in the first wash, blended with wool & linen, trade name for Lyocell
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Give 2 ways that demand is created for a commercial fibre.
Advertising to consumers directly, creating websites
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Give 2 marketing techniques for fibres.
Presentations of fabric developments, promotion at trade fairs, point of sale labelling, high profile advertising.
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Give 1 example of an elastomeric fibre.

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Lycra

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Give 1 example of a polyester fibre.

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Card 4

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Give 1 example of a polyamide fibre.

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Card 5

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Give 1 example of an aramid fibre.

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