Breaking tenacity is term used to describe the tensile stress at rupture of a fibre, yarn, cord, or filament, expressed as the following: Newton per Denier or Tex measured in gram or force. Read more.
by Kenneth Lyngaas on August 5, 2016
Cotton yarns and fabrics can be given a lustrous sheen by altering the cross-sectional shape of the cotton fibres. This is done by soaking the yarns (or fabrics) in caustic soda and then neutralizing them in acid. The fibres become swollen making them much more cylindrical which gives them their characteristic lustre. Mercerised cotton as it is known is also stronger and has an increased affinity for dyes. Read more..
by Kenneth Lyngaas on July 28, 2016
Denier is a term used to describe a unit of weight per unit of length of any linear material. A denier is expressing the coarseness or size, however, most of all the fineness of a relatively continuous fibre or yarn. A low number of denier indicate a finer size and higher numbers the coarser size. 0,05 grams per 450 metres of length are officially the number. Read more..
by Kenneth Lyngaas on August 17, 2016
After size, fiber length is the most important property of a fiber. Fiber length is critical in processing of fibers and yarns and in the translation of fiber strength to yarn strength. In general, a longer fiber length is preferred. Read more..
by Kenneth Lyngaas on March 31, 2017
Pineapple fibre is a fruit and belong in a group of natural fibre, see overview of different fibres from man-made to natural fibres. Piña is a strong white or creamy cobweb-like fiber drawn from tall leaves of an indigenous pineapple plant. The fiber is hand stripped from the leaves in lengths of about 18 inches to 3 feet, sun-bleached, hand knotted and spun.
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