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Some articles on fibres, fibre:

Leather Production Processes - Crusting
... shaving - the leather is thinned using a machine which cuts leather fibres off ... fatliquoring - fats/oils and waxes are fixed to the leather fibres ... fats/oils and waxes are added between the fibres ...
Staple (textiles) - Staple Length
... Staple length, a property of staple fibres, is a term referring to the average length of a group of fibres of any composition ... Staple length depends on the origin of the fibres ... natural fibres (such as cotton or wool) have a range of lengths in each sample, so the staple length is an average ...
Movat's Stain
... Colour Tissue type Black Nuclei elastic fibres Yellow Collagen fibres reticular fibres Blue Ground substance mucin Bright red Fibrin Red Muscle ...
Singe - Textiles
... See also Heatsetting In the textile industry, loose fibres protruding on the surface of textile goods are singed to remove them ... over a gas flame to burn off the protruding fibres ... may be brushed first to raise the surface fibres ...
Combing - Description
... in a similar fashion with one comb holding the fibre while the other is moved through, slowly transferring the fibre to the moving comb ... Combing the fibres removes the short fibres and arranges the fibre in a flat bundle, with all the fibres going the same direction ... Woollen yarns cannot be spun from fibre prepared with combs, instead the fibre must be carded ...

Famous quotes containing the word fibres:

    Our woods are sylvan, and their inhabitants woodmen and rustics; that is selvaggia, and the inhabitants are salvages. A civilized man, using the word in the ordinary sense, with his ideas and associations, must at length pine there, like a cultivated plant, which clasps its fibres about a crude and undissolved mass of peat.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Every tree sends its fibres forth in search of the Wild. The cities import it at any price. Men plow and sail for it. From the forest and wilderness come the tonics and barks which brace mankind.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)