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FSN 209
Kimberly Wahl

Bamboo (again) Natural bamboo comes from the stem Looks like ramie fibre Extracted directly bamboo Antibacterial properties are intact Vs. bamboo viscose From bamboo leaves pulped Production process (similar to flax) - rq bamboo (bast fibre) - Fibre stripping (steam) - Mechanical crushing - Decomposing - Biological enzyme degumming - Fibre carding - Spinning Bamboo - white, softer, silkier touch - anti uv - natural doadarant, anti bacterial - renewable crops, grows quickly - little irrigation or pesticides required - takes in lots of carbon dioxide when growing and emits oxygen into atmosphere Nylon was the first synthetic fibre invented in 1928 Shortly after the war when they lifted manufactured fibres after the war Nylon is well known because of its strength Strong filaments Very fine extremely strong fibre You can make up strong light weight fabrics similar to hiking apparel or water resisant jackets Smooth filaments can be tightly packed within the weave for no water or air to penetrate They need to be strong and be able to with stand the activity they are in They would need a rip stop weave Thicker yarns placed in a grid like pattern Because its string it has excellent abrasion resistance Has good elongation and recovery Good heat set Influences shrinkage and reillience 99% of nylon used is used in carpeting carpeting tends to get matted down, but the ability to spring back up is compression resiliency extremely low absorbency when its knitted there is more air space knitted nylon apparel is more comfortable than woven nylon apparel it does pill they love oil, low absorbency color transfer is another fall back, it picks up other colors (color scavenger) nylon does not perform well in exposed sunlight end uses: luggage, hiking apparel, and swim wear, pant hose anron is the trade name, dupont was the inventor of nylon supplex: feels like cotton, looks like cotton, is 100% nylon, blended with lycra, fully breathable, holds its shape, colour fast, quick drying actel: dries 8x times faster than cotton, breathable, soft , strong, light weight polyester: wash and wear its known as the work horse fibre because of all the things it can do invented by dupont created a suit that was worn for 67 days consecutively with periodic washing but n
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