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..
Microstructure of fibers is a term used to describe the examination of fibre features such as surface contour and cross-sectional shape that are only visible through a light microscope. Surface contour describes the surface along its length of the fibre, and property is significant regarding issues such as fibre friction, especially when it comes to comfort when worn next to the skin. Read more..
Morphology is a term used to describe the study of the physical form and structure (see below) of a material and include a broad specter of characteristics. Fibre morphology contains macro-structure, micro-structure, sub-microscopic and fine structure of fibres, which are only observable through a light microscope. Read more..