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Spinneret
Liquid polymers are put into the top and come out as filament
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Synthetic fibres
Fibres which come from chemicals (oil, coal, petrochemicals)
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Extrusion
The process in which fibres are made by melting polymers and forcing them through a spinneret to produce filament fibres
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Natural fibres
Fibres which come from plants or animals
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Regenerated fibres
Fibres which come from chemicals (oil, coal, petrochemicals) and are mixed with cellulose (from plants)
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Staple
Short fibres (mostly natural fibres, except silk)
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Filament
Long fibres (mostly synthetic and regenerated, but can be cut up into staple)
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Yarn
Many fibres twisted and stretched together
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Fibre
A hair like structure, which can be woven, knitted, felted or bonded together to create fabric
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Polymer
Lots of monomers joined together
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Fibres which come from chemicals (oil, coal, petrochemicals)

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Synthetic fibres

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The process in which fibres are made by melting polymers and forcing them through a spinneret to produce filament fibres

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Fibres which come from plants or animals

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Card 5

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Fibres which come from chemicals (oil, coal, petrochemicals) and are mixed with cellulose (from plants)

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