10 Properties Of Cotton | Texhour

Cotton is the natural fiber most widely used in apparel. It grows in a boll around the seeds of cotton plants. A single fiber is an elongated cell that is a flat, twisted, hollow, ribbon-like structure. and also describe about property and characteristics of cotton.

10  Properties Of Cotton | Texhour
Physical Properties Of Cotton

 

Physical Properties Of Cotton:

Cotton is the natural fiber most widely used in apparel. It grows in a boll around the seeds of cotton plants. A single fiber is an elongated cell that is a flat, twisted, hollow, ribbon-like structure. Read more.......

 

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Properties

Characteristics

1

Microscopic appearance

Flat, twisted and ribbon-like

2

Length

Staple fiber, length ranges from 1 to 4 cm

3

Colour

Creamy white in natural form, unless treated

4

Heat

Medium, unless treated for lustre

5

Lustre

Fair

6

Strength

Low

7

Elasticity

Low

8

Resilience

Excellent

9

Moisture absorption

Will withstand moderate heat / decomposes after prolonged exposure to temperatures of 150ºC / 320ºF or over

10

Flammability

Burns readily