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A natural fibre. obtained from the stems of flax plants. Its strong, light weight, absorbent. Is expensive to buy. It can be brittle and wrinkles easily. Easily damaged by strong acids, mildew, and dyes rub off.

  • Dyeing Linen is seldom yarn dyed. The surface of the natural flax fibre is hard and non porous which makes it impenetrable to dyes. Cells of the fibre are held together with tissue that can be broken down only is a severe bleaching process. Highly coloured linens, therefore will not last over time and you will find most are pastel shades.
  • Strength Linen is especially durable, Being 2 or 3 times as strong as cotton. among the natural fibres its only second to silk.
  • Elasticity Linen has no significant elasticity. it is in fact the least elastic of the natural fibres.
  • Absorbency Linen absorbs moisture and dries more quickly.
  • Cleanliness And Washability Cleaning linen works really well.
  • Reaction To Bleaches Linen Does nor stain readily as cotton but it is also more difficult to bleach. Like cotton its weakened by sodium hypochlorite bleaches.
  • Shrinkage Linen has more resistance to shrinkage than cotton.
  • Effect Of Light Linen is more resistant to light than cotton. but it will gradually deteriorate from protracted exposure.
  • Fastness Of Colour On All Linen Fabrics It is Advisable to check for colour fastness.
  • Reaction To Alkalis Cleaning linen, Like cotton is highly resistant to alkalis.
  • Reaction To Acids Linen is damaged by hot diluted and cold concentrated acids. cold diluted acids will not harm linen.
  • Resistant to Perspiration Acid perspiration will deteriorate linen.

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