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FIBER I D CHART

This chart was design to assist you in identifying textile fibers. Use it as you have need. If you print it, turn your settings to portrait.

FIBER TYPE

FLAME

ODOR

ASH

CHEMICAL Identification

CLEANING PROBLEM

 

COLOR

ACTION

SMOKE

 

SHAPE

COLOR

HARDNESS

 

 

WOOL

Orange Sputters Out None Burning Hair Irregular Black Crumbles Clorox® Bleach Brown With Alkalis

RAYON

Orange Rapid Burn White Puff At End Burning Paper No Ash None None Sulfuric Acid Brown With Alkalis

COTTON

JUTE

SISAL

Orange Even Burn None Burning Paper Glowing Ember Gray Or Black Fine Powder Sulfuric Acid Brown With Alkalis

ACRYLIC

White Orange Fast Burn Sputters Black Burned Meat Irregular Black Hard But Crumbles Dissolves In Warn Dimethylformamide Wicks With Over Wetness

NYLON

Blue Base/ Orange Tip Even Burn None, White Puff Celery Round Bead Grey/ Brown Hard Dissolves In Formic Acid Yellows With Alkalis

OLEFIN

Blue Base/ Orange Tip Fast & Even Burn No Smoke Asphalt Or Paraffin Round Bead Light Tan To Brown Hard Dissolves In Dehydronapthalene. Floats On Water Wicks With Over Wetness

POLYESTER

Orange Sputters Black Sweet, Fruity Round Bead Shinny Black Hard Dissolves In Hot Meta-Cresol Or Boiling Dimethylformamide Difficult To Clean

Corterra

Orange Sputters Black Sweet, Fruity Round Bead Shinny Black Hard Dissolves In Hot Meta-Cresol Or Boiling Dimethylformamide Difficult To Clean

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