A texturized synthetic fiber that is formed by spinning two different polymers into a single thread. Bicomponent fibers are made usually by extruding the two components side-by-side. As the combined filament is drawn, the two polymers respond differently to the stress resulting in a permanetly crimped, but stretchable, fiber.
Synonyms and Related Terms
bicomponent fibre; composite fiber; bicomponent yarn
Resources and Citations
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
- Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Man-made Fibre." Accessed 13 May 2004.