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|Keywords:||Artificial leather;Bi-component fibres;Microfibres;Texturing|
|Abstract:||A microfibre can be polyester, nylon, acrylic, rayon or lyocell, spun in such a way so that the filaments are finer than 1.0 denier. The article is an overview on some of the important developments that have taken place in the field of microfibres. The interesting applications of microfibres in various fields have introduced leading fibre manufacturers like DuPonl, BASF, Hocchst, Trevira, Teijin, Lenzing and Wellman make their own brands of microfibres. Nevertheless, high cost, lack of experimentation, less research in the field of new machinery and want of expertise to handle these fibres have hindered the growth of the microfibre market. These areas need particular attention if the potential of this fibre is required to be tapped.|
|ISSN:||0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJFTR Vol.27(3) [September 2002]|
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