Fibre Properties – Comparison

Absorbency Fibre Moisture regain* Cotton 7 -11 Flax 12 Silk 11 Wool 13 – 18 Acetate 6.0 Acrylic 1.3 – 2.5 Aramid 4.5 Glass 0 – 0.3 Nylon 4.0 – 4.5 Polyester 0.4 – 0.8 Rayon 15 Rayon HWM 11.5 – 13 Spandex 0.75 – 1.3 *Moisture regain is expressed as a percentage of the…

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Textile Fibers

Textile fibers are natural or synthetic structures that can be spun into yarn and woven, knitted, or bonded into fabric. Textile fibers are the basic building blocks of fabrics and can be made from natural materials such as cotton, wool, silk, and linen, as well as synthetic materials such as polyester, nylon, rayon, and acrylic. These…

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