Saturday, 17 September 2011

Textile Technology L01 Fibres Burning Test

Should you ever suspect that you have been sold fabric that should be a 100% composition and isn't, there are very simple tests using a flame, your eyes and nose that will help determine the fabric's authenticity.

Forensic scientists also use burning tests to identify clothing in crime cases. Be careful with man mades as they can flare, melt and drip due to their thermoplastic properties.

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