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Natural Fibers
Organic Inorganic
Plant Animal Rock Metal
Seed Bast Leaf Fruit Hair Wool Silk
Cotton (CO) Flax (LI) Abaca (AB) Coconut (CC) Camel (WK) Wool (WO) Silk (SE) Asbestos (AS) Metal (MTF)
Kapok () Hemp (HA)     Alpaca (WP)   Tussah (ST)    
Akund() Jute (JU)     Lama (WL)        
  Bamboo (BAM)     Angora Mohair (WM)        
        Cashmere (WS)        
        Horse Hair (HS)        
        Angora Rabbit (WA)        
Synthetic Fibers
Organic Inorganic
Natural Synthetic
Cellulose Origin Protein Origin
From Plant From Animals
Viscose (CV) Soybean (SPF) Casein () Acylic (PAN) Glass (GF)
Modal (MD) Alginate (ALG) Polylactic Acid (PLA) Polyethylene (PE) Carbon (CF)
Lyocell (CLY) Corn ()   Polypropylene (PP) Ceramic (GEF)
  Peanut ()   Polyester (PET)  
      Modacrylic (MAC)  
      Elasthane (EL)  
      Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)  
      Polyamide 6 (PA 6)  
      Polyamide 6.6 (PA 6.6)  
      Aramide (AR)  


It is the one of the first fibers which is used as yarn or weave.
Wool fibers are in the group of expensive fibers.
There are three type of wool in the world as merino, asia and crossbred.

It is used for;
Felt, hat, gloves, shawls,
Carpet and blanket production.

The fiber length changes from 5 to 35 cm
Crude wool include:
Ceratin (wool protein): 33%
Dirt and filth: 26%
Sweat salts: 28%
Wool oil: 12%
Inorganic substances: 1%

Low strength
High moisture absorption
Acid resistant
Susceptible to moth
Matting (in fine wools)
High torsion capability (in short wool)
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