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Fiber ID Chart

 

FLAME

ODOR

ASH

Dissolves In

CLEANING PROBLEM

 

COLOR

ACTION

SMOKE

 

SHAPE

COLOR

HARDNESS

 

 

WOOL

Orange

Sputters Out

None

Burning Hair

Irregular

Gray to Black

Crumbles to a course powder

Clorox® bleach

Yellows with alkalies

SILK

Orange

Sputters Out

None

Burning Hair

Irregular

Gray to Black

Crumbles to a course powder

Clorox® bleach & Hydrochloric Acid

Becomes brittle in perspiration.

RAYON

Orange

Rapid Burn

White Puff At End

Burning Paper

No Glowing Ember

Gray

None

Sulfuric acid

Brown with alkalies

ACETATE

Orange

Sputters

None

Vinegar

Shiny Round Bead

Shiny Black

Hard

Acetone

Brown with alkalies

COTTON

JUTE

SISAL

Orange

Even Burn

None

Burning Paper

Glowing Ember

Gray Or Black

Fine Powder

Sulfuric acid

Brown with alkalies

ACRYLIC

White Orange

Fast Burn Sputters

Black

Acarid, Burned Meat

Irregular

Black

Hard but Crumbles

Warm dimethylformamide

Wicks with over wetness

NYLON

Blue Base/ Orange Tip

Even Burn

White Puff at end

Celery or sealing wax

Round Bead

Gray/ Brown

Hard

Formic acid

stain resistance

OLEFIN

Blue Base/ Orange Tip

Fast & Even Burn

White Puff at end

Asphalt or Paraffin, (candle wax)

Round Bead

Light Tan To Brown

Hard

Dehydronapthalene. Floats on water

Wicks with over wetness

POLYESTER

Orange

Sputters

Black and very sooty.

Sweet, Fruity

Shiny Round Bead

Shiny Black

Hard

Hot meta-cresol or boiling dimethylformamide

Difficult to

Clean

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