Bicomponent fiber

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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