Fibres

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Synthetic Fibres
Artificial fibres man-made form oil by-products
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Acrylic
Synthetic, soft, poor absorbency, sports clothes
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Nylon
Synthetic, light, poor absorbency, clothing
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Polyester
Synthetic, cheap, poor absorbency, clothing
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Engineering
Thermosetting and thermoplastic properties allow manipulation with heat
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Natural fibres
Fibres taken from the surroundings without intervention of man
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Plant
seed hairs, stem fibres, leaf fibres etc such as cotton & hemp
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Animal
Fibres from animal hair/wool or secretion such as silk, alpaca wool etc
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Cotton
From cotton plant, almost pure cellulose, cool to wear, creases easily, summer clothing
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Linen
From cellulose fibres inside flax plant, cool to wear, creases easily, summer clothing
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Wool
From animals coat such as sheep or alpaca, warm to wear, dries slowly, jumpers
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Silk
The secrection of silk worms (farmed), good lustre, unethical retrieval, formal wear
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Regenerated fibres
Natural fibres treated with chemicals, Tenecol, highly absorbent, lingerie
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Blended fibres
2 or more fibres blended together to get the best properties of each, cotton polyester blend
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Mixed fibres
2 or more yarns mixed together during production for mix of properties or aesthetics, cotton yarn + nylon yarn= comfort & stretch in swimsuits and jeans.
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Card 2

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Synthetic, soft, poor absorbency, sports clothes

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Acrylic

Card 3

Front

Synthetic, light, poor absorbency, clothing

Back

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Card 4

Front

Synthetic, cheap, poor absorbency, clothing

Back

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Card 5

Front

Thermosetting and thermoplastic properties allow manipulation with heat

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