of these may be better termed as
chemical compounds then textile
fibers. However, this list
should give you a good understanding
of textile fiber. This textile
fiber list will guide you to definitions
to help educate you regarding fiber.
Fiber or fibre is a natural or synthetic substance that
is significantly longer than it is wide. Fibers are often used in the
manufacture of other materials.
Natural fibers develop or occur
in the fiber shape, and include those produced by plants, animals, and
Synthetic fibers come entirely
from synthetic materials such as petrochemicals, unlike those man-made
fibers derived from such natural substances as cellulose or protein.
Microfibers in textiles refer
to sub-denier fiber (such as polyester drawn to 0.5 denier).
Denier and Dtex are two measurements of fiber
yield based on weight and length. A fiber, a single filament of natural
material, such as cotton, linen or wool, or artificial material such as
nylon, polyester, metal or mineral fiber, or man-made cellulosic fibre like
viscose, Modal, Lyocell or other rayon fiber is measured in terms of linear
mass density, the weight of a given length of fiber. Various units are used
to refer to the measurement of a fiber, such as: the denier and tex (linear
mass density of fibers), super S (fineness of wool fiber), worsted count,
woolen count, cotton count (or Number English (Ne)),
Number metric (Nm) and yield (the reciprocal of denier and tex). Learn
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