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Fiber

Code

Density

g/cm3

Moist. 65% R.H. 20°C %

Melting temp. °C

Cont. expos. temp°C

Glass tr.temp°C

LOI %

Tena-city

acid

alkali

org solvant

hydro- lysis

Abaca (Manila)

AB

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acetate

CA

1.29-1.33

6-7

255-260

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

acrylate-styrene-acrylonitrile

ASA

1.06

0.5

225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene

ABS

1.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alginate

ALG

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpaca

WP

1.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angora (rabbit)

WA

1.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apocynum

APCY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asbestos

AS

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bamboo natural

BAM

 

13

decomp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bamboo regenerated

CBAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banana

BAN

1.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basalt

CBF

2.8

0.1

1450

820

1050

 

50-55

+

+

+

+

Bast (raffia)

BAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaver

WB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boron

BF

2.58

 

2000

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

Brass

MS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broom (Ginster)

GI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buriti

BUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

butadiene rubber

BR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camel

WK

1.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cane

CAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carbon

CF

1.76-2.1

7-16

decomp. 2500

220

 

55

200

+

+

+

+

carboxymethyl cellulose

CMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casein (milk)

CS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cashmere

WS

1.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramic

CEF

2.7

0

1800

 

 

 

 

+

+

+

 

Chitin

CHI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ChloroTriFluoroEthylene

CTFE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coir (Coconut)

CC

1.15-1.40

13

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

Copper

CU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corn

COR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cotton

CO

1.50-1.54

7-11

decomp. (400)

80

-

18

30d

42w

-

o

+

+

Cotton grass

COG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cow hair

HR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupro

CUP

1.5

11

decomp. (200-300)

 

 

 

20d

13w

 

 

 

 

Elasthane

EL

 

1.5

 

 

/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elastodiene

ED

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethoxyline resin (epoxy)

EP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene

ETFE

1.7

0.03

255

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

Ethylene vinylacetate

EVA

 

 

85

 

 

 

5.3

 

 

 

 

ethylene vinyle alcohol

EVOH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethylenechlorotrifluoro ethylene

ECTFE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ethylene-propylene rubber = EPM

EPR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ethylene-propylene rubber = EPR

EPM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ethylene-propylene-diene monomer

EPDM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

expanded polystyrene

EPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fique (Mauritius fiber)

FI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiber

Code

Density

g/cm3

Moist. 65% R.H. 20°C %

Melting temp. °C

Cont. expos. temp°C

Glass tr.temp°C

LOI %

Tena-city

acid

alkali

org solvant

hydro- lysis

Fish otter

WT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flax (linen)

LI

1.45-1.52

8-12

decomp. (400)

 

 

 

62

 

 

 

 

fluorinated ethylene-propylene

FEP

2.15

0.01

206

 

 

95

 

 

 

 

 

Fluorocarbon

FKM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furan Formaldehyde

FF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass fibre

GF

2.4-2.6

0.1

-

315

850 - 950

100

65

o

o

+

+

Goat hair

HZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guanaco

WU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hemp

HA

1.48

12-12.5

decomp. (400)

 

 

 

74

 

 

 

 

Henequen

HE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hibiscus

HIBI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Density PolyEthylene

HDPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

high impact polystyrene = TPS

HIPS

1.04

 

230

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse hair

HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inox

INX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jute

JU

1.4-1.5

13-17

decomp. (400)

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

 

Kapok

KP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kashgora

WSA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenaf

KE

1.50

 

 

 

 

 

62

 

 

 

 

Kwasi

KWAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

linear low density polyethylene

LLDPE

0.915-0.925

 

107-125

50

-20

 

22

 

 

 

 

Linear Medium Density PolyEthylene

LMDPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liquid crystal polymer

LCP

1.40

 

 

 

 

 

250

 

 

 

 

Liquorice

LAKR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Llama

WL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

low density polyethylene

LDPE

0.92

 

120

80

-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyocell

CLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maguey

MG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maize

MAIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

medium density polyethylene

MDPE

0.926-0.940

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melamine formaldehyde

MF

1.40

5.0

decomp. (370)

190

 

32

18

 

 

+

 

Meta-Aramide

m-AR

1.38

4.5

decomp. (370-550)

190-230

280 - 300

32

47

-

o

+

o

Metallic

MTF

7.9

0

510

 

 

 

 

+

+

+

 

Methyl MethAcrylate

MMA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modacrylic

MAC

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modal

CMD

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mohair (angora goat)

WM

1.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural rubber elastodiene

NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nettle

NTL

1.50

 

 

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

 

nitrile rubber = acrylonitrile butadiene rubber

NBR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm

PALM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper

PAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Papyrus

PAPY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Para-aramide

p-AR

1.45

4.5

550

230

 

29

190

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiber

Code

Density

g/cm3

Moist. 65% R.H. 20°C %

Melting temp. °C

Cont. expos. temp°C

Glass tr.temp°C

LOI %

Tena-city

acid

alkali

org solvant

hydro- lysis

Peanut

PEA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peat

PEAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfluoro alkoxy

PFA

2.15

0.03

300

 

 

95

 

 

 

 

 

Phenol aldehyde (novoloid)

PF

 

 

400

205

 

33

 

 

 

 

 

Phenol Furfural

PFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phenoxy

PKHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phormium (New Zealand)

NF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapple

PIN

1.44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

polaryl amide

PAA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poly cyclohexane- dimethanol terephthalate

PCT

1.23

 

290

 

 

 

22- 26

 

 

 

 

Poly glycolic acid

PGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyacrylate

ACM

 

 

450

160

 

43

 

 

 

 

 

Polyacrylate-Ethylene

AEM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyacrylic

PAN

1.18

1-2

decomp. (1500)

120

 

18

 

+

-

+

 

polyalkylene terephthalate

PAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyamide 11

PA 11

1.04

0.5

200

100

 

25

 

 

 

 

 

Polyamide 12

PA 12

1.02

0.8

175

135

 

22

40-70

 

 

 

 

Polyamide 4.6

PA 4.6

1.18

4.5-5.0

290

230

80

27

50-70

o

o

o

o

Polyamide 6

PA 6

1.14

3.5-4.5

215-220

180

40-87

22

37-70

-

+

o

o

Polyamide 6.10

PA6.10

1.08

0.4-2.0

216

180

50

27

40-60

o

o

+

o

Polyamide 6.12

PA6.12

1.07

0.4

206

155

 

22

40-70

 

 

 

 

Polyamide 6.6

PA 6.6

1.14

3.5-4.5

255-265

200

50-90

27

37-70

-

+

o

o

Polyamide co-polymer

PA CoP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyamide-imide

PAI

1.34

4.0

 

250

 

32

 

 

 

 

 

Polyaniline

PANI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyaryl Sulfone

PAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PolyArylEther

PAE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyaryletherketone

PAEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polybenzimidazole

PBI

1.43

0.40

decomp (450)

315

399

40

 

+

+

+

 

Polybeta hydroxybutyrate

PHB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polybutylene

PB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polybutylene terephthalate

PBT

1.32

0.15-0.40

228

180

30

23

50-70

o

-

o

-

Polycarbonate

PC

1.14

0.25

300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polychlorotrifluoro ethylene

PCTFE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

polydioxanone

PDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyester

PET

1.38

0.2-0.5

250-265

230

90

24

22-48

+

-

o

-

Polyester elastomer

PEEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyester-imide

PETI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiber

Code

Density

g/cm3

Moist. 65% R.H. 20°C %

Melting temp. °C

Cont. expos. temp°C

Glass tr.temp°C

LOI %

Tena-city

acid

alkali

org solvant

hydro- lysis

Polyetheretherketone

PEEK

1.30

0.15

334

270

143

35

61

+

+

+

+

Polyetherimide

PEI

1.27

1.35

225

170

 

44

 

 

 

 

 

Polyetherketone

PEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyethersulfone

PES

1.37

0.43

260

 

225

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyetherurethane

PUR

1.26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyethylene

PE

0.95

0.01

125-135

80

-3.5

22

40-60

+

+

o

+

Polyethylene naphtalate

PEN

1.36

0.20

268

 

123

 

 

+

o

+

o

PolyEthylene Oxide

PEOX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyimide

PI

1.43

3.00

240

200

 

38

 

 

 

 

 

Polyisobutylene

PIB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyketone

PK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poly-L Lactic Acid

PLLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polylacticacid

PLA

1.25

0.4-0.6

130-175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PolyMethyl MethacrylImide

PMMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polymethyl pentene

PMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polymethylmethacrylate

PMMA

1.2

0.1-0.4

130

100

114

18

 

 

 

 

 

Polyoxadiazole

POD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyoximethylene (Polyacetal)

POM

1.41

0.3

200

140

 

22

40-50

+

+

+

 

Polyoxyphenylene

POP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyparaphenylene

PPP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyphenylene ether

PPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyphenylene sulphide sulphone

PPSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyphenylenebenzo-bisoxazole

PBO

1.55

0.6-2.0

decomp (650)

250

 

68