Fiber & Yarn

Spandex – Elastomeric fibers  | Texhour

Spandex is an elastomeric fiber that consists of soft and hard segments. Elastomeric fibers, also known as soft fibers, extend due...

Nylon (Polyamide) and their Characteristics | Texhour

Nylon is a thermoplastic material, first used commercially in a nylon bristled toothbrushes. Nylon was intended to be a synthetic...

Acrylic fibers - Synthetic fibers | Texhour

Acrylic fibers are synthetic fibers made from the polymer polyacrylonitrile. Its major properties include a soft, wool-like hand,...

Denier and Tex | Texhour

The denier is based on a natural reference - a single strand of silk is approximately 9000-meters long and weighs about one gram....

Polyester (Non-Cellulosic Fiber) | Texhour

Polyester fibers are long chained polymers produced from elements derived from coal, air, water, and petroleum. The molten polymer...

Lyocell - Regenerated Cellulosic fiber | Texhour

Lyocell is third generation rayon technology. (Tencel® is Lenzing’s brand name for lyocell.) Lyocell’s advantages include the environmental...

Modal - Regenerated Cellulosic fiber | Texhour

Modal is a second generation regenerated cellulosic fiber and a variation of rayon. It is an HWM fiber. Lenzing Modal® is made from...

Rayon – Regenerated Cellulose Fibers | Texhour

Rayon is composed of pure cellulose and made from wood pulp harvested from pine, spruce, hemlock, and bamboo. The fiber is made from...

Silk and their Properties | Texhour

Silk is the strongest natural fiber, makes sheer yet durable fabrics and can be blended with many fibers, including cotton and wool....

Wool and their Characteristics | Texhour

Wool fiber grows from the skin of sheep and is a relatively coarse and crimped fiber with scales on its surface. It is composed of...

1 Properties Of Linen | Texhour

Linen is one of the most expensive natural fibers. It is made from the core of the flax stalk. It is valued for its exceptional coolness...

LINEN (Cellulosic fiber) | Texhour

Linen is one of the most expensive natural fibers. It is made from the core of the flax stalk. It is valued for its exceptional coolness...

Two Types of Cotton Spinning | Texhour

The ring spinning which can produce all counts of yarn. The rotor spinning is a technology for creating yarn without using a spindle....

Yarn Twist | Texhour

The cotton fibers have imparted a twist during spinning to bind them together and give the yarn strength. The twist is given by rotating...

Yarn thickness or Yarn count | Texhour

Count is the numerical expression of coarseness or fineness of the yarn. The thickness of the yarn when 1 pound by weight of fiber...

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...

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