Durability Properties of Natural and Manmade Fibers

Durability Properties of Fibers:
There are many properties of fiber. Among them durability is one of its most desirable properties of fiber. Fabric has become very important to consumers in the last few years. For example, when buying sheets 75% of shoppers said durability was the most important factor in their purchase. Proof of its strength can be found the great number of uses it has.  
Durability Properties of Fibers
Durability Properties of Natural Fibers:
Properties
Cotton
Wool
Silk
Strength
Good
Fair
Very Good
Moisture Absorbency
Very Good
Excellent
Excellent
Resistance to Abrasion
Good
Fair
Fair
Durability
Fair
Fair
Fair
Stability to Laundering
Very Good
Good
Good
Wash and Wear
Poor
Fair
Poor
Pressed crease Retention
Fair
Very Good
Fair
Pilling Resistance
Good
Poor
Good
Resistance to Mildew
Very Good
Excellent
Excellent
Resistance to Moth/Insects
Excellent
Very Poor
Poor
Effect of Bleaching
Becomes weak in concentrated or hot bleaching solution
Cl bleach harms, careful use of H2O2/Perborates
Cl bleach harms, careful use of H2O2
 
Durability Properties of Man-made Fiber:

Properties
Rayon
Nylon
Polyester
Acrylic
Tencel
Strength
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
Fair
Very Good
Moisture Absorbency
Poor
Poor
Very Poor
Very Poor
Very Good
Resistance to Abrasion
Excellent
Excellent
Very Good
Fair
Very Good
Durability
Good
Good
Excellent
Good
Excellent
Stability to Laundering
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Excellent
Wash and Wear
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Pressed crease Retention
Good
 Good
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
Pilling Resistance
Fair
Fair
Fair
Fair
Very Good
Resistance to Mildew
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Insufficient data
Resistance to Moth/Insects
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Insufficient data
Effect of Bleaching
Becomes weak in concentrated or hot solution
Good
Good
Very Good
Insufficient data

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