Biopolymer is a term used to describe an organic compound of high molecular-weight. Biopolymer is recognized by a structure which can be represented by a repeated tiny unit. Read more..
by Kenneth Lyngaas on August 17, 2016
Fibres are elongated cells with pitted cell walls. They are found in water-conducting tissue, xylem (transport tissue in vascular plants ) and food-conducting tissue, phloem (living tissue carries organic nutrients), along leaf veins and margins, and surrounding vascular bundles in stems. Read more..
by Kenneth Lyngaas on September 2, 2016
Hemp is a bast fiber that was probably used first in Asia. The fiber is dark tan or brown and is difficult to bleach, but it can be dyed bright and dark colors. The hemp fibers vary widely in length, depending upon their ultimate use. Industrial fibers may be several inches long, while fibers used for domestic textiles are about 1.9 to 2.5 cm. Read more..
by Kenneth Lyngaas on August 19, 2016
Hopsacking Hopsacking is a course, open, basket-weave fabric. The name comes from the plain-weave hemp and jute fabric used for sacking in which hops are gathered. It can be made from cotton, wool, linen, rayon, silk, hemp, or jute, it has a rather rough texture and is quite durable and often bulky. See basket weave, [...]
by Kenneth Lyngaas on September 4, 2016
Low energy fibres The most significant low energy fibre is recycling production. The synthetic fibre nylon and polyester taken back to polymer and remade into new fibre products that require less energy in production, use. In fact, it’s almost 80% less energy-consuming than production of virgin fibre.
by Kenneth Lyngaas on September 19, 2016
Other fibres can be found on the composition label of fabrics containing recycled materials. Many of the fabrics produced in the Italian area of Prato are made using yarns spun from blends of reclaimed wool and, of course, other fibres,
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