After size, fiber length is the most important property of a fiber. Fiber length is critical in the processing of fibers and yarns and in the translation of fiber strength to yarn strength. In general, a longer fiber length is preferred. Textile fibers are either staple or filament length. Staple fibers range from 2 to 46 cm; filament fibers are of infinite length. All natural fibers except silk are of staple length. Silk and manufactured fibers may be staple or filament fibers extending from the external size and shape of large articles to dimensions of crystal lattices but, with polymers, it most often refers to microstructure. See also fibre crimp, Fibre Morphology overview, and fibre size.
ECO-FASHION-DENIM AND DIAGRAMS DICTIONARIES OVERVIEW