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June 17, 2018


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Fabric University | Fabric Seminar | Fiber Characteristics | PLA Fiber
Fiber Characteristics

PLA FIBER

Manufactured Fiber - (NatureWorks PLA, a corn-based polymer)

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Similar to Cotton in appearance.
  • Natural fiber hand.
  • Wickability/breathability of natural fibers.
  • Good performance qualities.
  • Made from a renewable resource, which is biodegradable.
  • Good flammability resistance.
  • High UV resistance.
  • Excellent drapeability.
  • Can be used in blends with cotton and polyester, or alone.

 

MAJOR END USES:

  • Apparel - Early markets for this new fiber include lingerie, men's shirts, active sportswear, outerwear, and performance wear.

Comment - The PLA in the fibers name stands for poly-lactic-acid. The fiber can be used in blends with cotton and polyester, or alone. PLA is biodegradable like natural fibers. In the future, it is anticipated that microfibers will be made from the fiber as well.

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