Silk is a natural fibre that is a solidifies protein secretion produced by certain caterpillars.
The fibre is a fine continuous strand unwound from the cocoon of silkworm. Silkworms are generally cultivated. The fibre can be fine and coarse, is lustrous, smooth, light weight, strong and elastic.
Moisture- St. M.R
– Dry 4.3 g/d; wet = dry 924
Elasticity- Braking extension
Recovery (%) – 525
Silk has been used since a long time for a number of applications including: