Diameter: Can be made to any diameter
Very fine: < 10 μm, Fine: < 20 μm, Medium: 20-50 μm, Course: > 50 μm
Staple length: continuous filament
short < 26 mm, medium 26-29 mm, long: 30-38 mm, extra long: 39 mm and over
Natural fibre colour: Yellow colour
Microscopic Images (Cross sectional and SEM):
It’s cross section determined by the spinneret. Usually cylindrical, but can be made tri-lobal, tetra, hexa or octagon
Surface is undistinguishable, showing not characteristic markings.
Tensile strength (cN/dtex) :
Moisture regain (%): 7%
Flammability: Can be ignited at high tempatures (over 450 degrees) but burning usually stops when the heat source is removed.
Apparel: high performance textiles. Heat and flame resistant textiles.
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.