FIBRE PROPERTIES

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Textiles Mind Map on FIBRE PROPERTIES, created by rebex123 on 04/26/2013.

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FIBRE PROPERTIES
1 NATURAL FIBRES
1.1 COTTON
1.1.1 Absorbent, durable and easy to wash/dye
1.1.2 Creases easily, shrinks easily and dries slowly
1.2 WOOL
1.2.1 Warm, absorbent and crease-resistant
1.2.2 can shrink when washed, itchy and dries slowly
1.3 SILK
1.3.1 Nice drape, smooth, low flammability
1.3.2 Expensive, creases easily and water/perspiration stains
1.4 LINEN
1.4.1 Cooling, absorbent and hard-wearing
1.4.2 Creases badly, expensive, weak when wet
2 REGENERATED FIBRES
2.1 VISCOSE
2.1.1 Expensive and delicate (low temp wash)
2.1.2 Cool/comfortable, nice drape
3 SYNTHETIC FIBRES
3.1 POLYESTER
3.1.1 Strong and crease-resistant
3.1.2 Not absorbent, flammable/melts and not biodegradable
3.2 NYLON
3.2.1 Cheap, water-resistant and strong
3.2.2 Not biodegradable and not cooling as it doesn't allow passage of sweat
3.3 ACRYLIC
3.3.1 Crease-resistant, doesn't shrink and is cheap alternative to wool
3.3.2 Not very absorbent, flammable and affected by static
3.4 Elastane
3.4.1 Not absorbent or biodegradable, lightweight and strong

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