what is textile fiber

What Is Textile Fiber?

General Introduction to Textile Fiber

Any substance, natural or manufactured with a high length to width ratio and with suitable characteristics for being processed into fabric, the smallest component, hair like in nature that can be separated from a fabric.

Properties of Textile Fibres

Primary properties of textile fibres

  • High length to width ratio
  • Tenacity
  • Flexibility
  • Spinning quality (Cohesiveness)
  • Uniformity

Secondary properties of textile fibres:

  • Physical shape
  • Elastic recovery and elongation
  • Resiliency
  • Flammability and other thermal reactions
  • Density
  • Lasture
  • Colour
  • Moisture regain


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