Textiles

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  • Created on: 14-11-13 19:02
What are staple fibres?
Short in length
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What are filament fibres?
Long, fine or continuous
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All natural fibres are made of...?
Staple fibres
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What is the exception to natural fibres being staple fibres?
Silk is the only natural fibre that is a filament
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What makes silk have the special sheen-like appearance?
Because the fibre is straighter compared to wool or any other staple
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What are some examples of a regenerated fibres?
Visocose, acetate, modal
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Give some examples of synthetic fibres?
Polyester, polyamide, PVC
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What are regenerated fibres made from?
Cellulose
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What are synthetic fibres made from?
Pure chemicals
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What is the process of making synthetic fibres called?
Polymeristation
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What is the process of making regenerated fibres?
Taken from cellulose, chemicals added to make it a gloopy texture and pushed through a spinneret to make continuous filaments
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How are synthetic fibres created?
Derived from chemicals, the process involved polymerisation. Extruded through a spinneret to make continuous filaments
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What is done to manufactured fibres to create the same affect as natural ones?
The fibres are cut short to give same effects
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What is an example of this?
Acrylic
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