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FSN 209 Lecture Notes - Bamboo Textile, Synthetic Fiber, Actel


Department
Fashion
Course Code
FSN 209
Professor
Kimberly Wahl

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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
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