Diameter: 14 μm to 27 μm
Very fine: < 10 μm, Fine: < 20 μm, Medium: 20-50 μm, Course: > 50 μm
Staple length: short staple (1 - 5 mm)
short < 26 mm, medium 26-29 mm, long: 30-38 mm, extra long: 39 mm and over
Natural fibre colour: Creamy, pale yellow colour
Microscopic Images (Cross sectional and SEM):
Malheiro, J. M. M, and Salvado, L. R. S. “Microscopic Study of Bacteria-textile Material Interaction for Hygienic Purpose.” Microscopy and Microanalysis 15.S3 (2009): 63-64. Web.Caption:
A rough surface and a round cross-section with a small round lumen and hallow centre
Irregular and broad with cross marks irregular distributed.
Tensile strength (cN/dtex) :
Moisture regain (%): 13%
Flammability: Cellulosic fibres such as cotton, hemp jute etc. burns with a steady flame and smells like burning paper or leaves. The ash is greyish and easily crushed.
clothing such as shirt tops, pants, sock for adults and children as well as bedding such as sheets and pillow covers
Taylor MA, 2004. Technology of Textile Properties. Third edition. Forbes Publications, London, UK.
Zhong Z and Xiao C, 2008. Fabric composition and testing. In: Fabric Testing. Ed: Hu, J. Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK.
ISO/TR 11827:2012 Textiles — Composition testing — Identification of fibres.
Houck, Max M. Identification of Textile Fibers. Cambridge : Boca Raton: Woodhead Pub. in Association with The Textile Institute ; CRC, 2009. Print.