It is defined as one of the delicate, hair portions of the tissues of a plant or animal or other substances that are very small in diameter in relation to there length. A fiber is a material which is several hundred times as long as its thick.
Textile fiber has some characteristics which differ between fiber to Textile fiber. Textile fiber can be spun into a yarn or made into a fabric by various methods including weaving, knitting, braiding, felting, and twisting. The essential requirements for fibers to be spun into yarn include a length of at least 5 millimeters, flexibility, cohesiveness, and sufficient strength. Other important properties include elasticity, fineness, uniformity, durability, and luster.
Banana fiber is one kind of fiber but it is not a textile fiber. Because it can not fill up the above properties. So we can say that all fiber are not textile fiber.
- Fiber properties: Fiber properties are essential thing to know for various end uses and the products made from it qualify on the basis of certain [ MORE]
|Table . Indicators of most important properties of textile fibers|
(MN/m2. or kgf/mm2)
|1 A t 20°C and 65% relative humidity|
|Flax, industrial||500-700||4.0-10.0||300-600 (50-60)||2-3||11-13|
|Wool, fine||50-80||0.3-1 .0||200-250 (20-25)||30-50||16-17|
|Wool coarse||50-200||1.2-3.0||150-200 (15-20)||25-35||14-15|
|Silk (cocoon filament)||—||0.31-0.37||400-450 (40-45)||15-20||10-11|