Protein fiber

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Lanital fibers

Description

A natural or synthetic fiber composed of protein. Natural proteins fibers include wool, hair, fur, and silk. Synthetic, or regenerated proteins fibers are generically called azlon fibers. Examples are zein, and casein fibers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

protein fibre; silk; wool; fur; azlon; zein; casein; Lanital; Merinova; fibra proteínica (Esp.)

FTIR

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FTIR

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FTIR

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FTIR

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SEM

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SEM

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SEM

Lanital250m.jpg

SEM

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Comparisons

Properties of Synthetic Fibers

Properties of Natural Fibers

FIber Burn Tests


Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II Man-made Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England