A2 Section A - Modern Fibres & Fabrics

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What are micro-encapsulated fibres?
Chemicals incorporated into the hollow centre of microfibres. Chemicals are released slowly and absorbed by the skin.
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How are micro-encapsulated fibres used in fabrics?
Micro-encapsulated fibres covered with other fibres
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What are smart fabrics?
React to the environment and change their properties accordingly
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Give 2 examples of smart fabrics.
sanitised fabrics for sportswear, change temperature with extreme conditions, anti-stress properties - tights with moisturisers
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What are combination fabrics?
Fabrics layered or combined to improve performance
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Give 2 examples of combination fabrics.
Kevlar in bullet proof vests, interfacing stitched to other fabrics, quilting
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How can technology be incorporated into fabric development?
Improve fabrics by giving them new properties
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Give 2 examples of using technology to develop fabrics
Fastskin for swimmers, memory alloy returns to original shape - non-iron shirts, memory foam - originally developed for NASA astronauts
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Give 3 examples of new developments within fibres and fabrics
Tencel (bio-degradable), non-woven fabrics (tyvek), laminated fabrics, tactel (polyamide), microfibres drape well
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How are micro-encapsulated fibres used in fabrics?

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Micro-encapsulated fibres covered with other fibres

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What are smart fabrics?

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Give 2 examples of smart fabrics.

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What are combination fabrics?

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