All fibres having a practically unlimited or infinite length are called filaments. Filament fibers are continuous (long) fibre. It may be natural like silk or synthetic like Nylon. Filament fibres are measured in yards or meters. Silk, in filament form, is reeled from cocoons. Man-made fibres of a chemical composition, liquid nature are forced through spinnerets, hardened and produced into continuous filament strands of a determined length. When filament fibres are planned to be cut into staple fibres, large spinnerets with many openings are used. The filament fibres are grouped into a bundle referred to as a tow and then cut into the desired staple length. Line or low man-made fibres are manufactured in continuous strands of any desired length. The tows may be cut into staple lengths or flocks based on specific end use. See Staple fibre and Microstructure fibre.
TEXTILE FIBRE OVERVIEW
ECO-FASHION-DENIM AND DIAGRAMS DICTIONARIES OVERVIEW