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NCJ Number: 136546 Find in a Library
Title: Index of Textile Fibres Introduced During the Last Decade
Journal: Journal of the Forensic Science Society  Volume:32  Issue:1  Dated:(January/March 1992)  Pages:35-47
Author(s): M C Grieve
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 13
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper lists new fiber types produced during the past decade with details of their generic type, country of origin, manufacturer, and special characteristics and properties.
Abstract: This information should assist those involved with textile fiber examinations to maintain an adequate and current collection of fiber reference standards. A total of 281 fibers are listed. An examination of the distribution of the generic types from among the samples listed shows that polyesters (37.2 percent) have a clear majority. They are followed by acrylics (12.2 percent), polyamides (10.4 percent), mod-acrylics (7.9 percent), olefins (7.2 percent), and celluslosics (6.8 percent) from the major generic classes. Other types contribute 18.3 percent, of which the majority are aramids (27 percent), bicomponents (19 percent), and chlorofibers (6.4 percent). By a substantial margin, the country responsible for the introduction of most new fiber types during this period was Japan (41.9 percent). The United States came second with 16.1 percent. The leading European producers were Great Britain (10.0 percent), Germany (9.6 percent), Italy (5.3 percent), and France (2.0 percent). Various other countries, mainly European, contributed the remaining 14.3 percent. Each listed entry is accompanied by at least one World Textile Abstracts reference number so readers may obtain further reading material from the appropriate reprints service. 3 tables and 9 references
Main Term(s): Hair and fiber analysis
Index Term(s): Forensic sciences; Trace evidence
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