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Cotton

Description

General

Seed fiber. Length fibers 8-50 mm. Diam. thickness 12-20um and width 16-40um (TD 1-4). Easy paintable. Cotton fabrics are usually available in 1.2 or 1.4m width. Well-known varities are furniture fabric, velours, gobelin and velvet.

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
%
20 100 % Idemat 2003

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
MPa
MPa
MPa
1540 1540 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
3 8 % Idemat 2003
MPa
J/cm
MPa
400 850 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
5300 8000 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
255 255 °C Idemat 2003
-100 160 °C Idemat 2003
J/kg.K
W/m.K
e-6/K

Environment

1810 mPt
0.17 Pt
3825 mELU
24.23 MJ/MJ
39.3 MJ
8012.96 kg
0.1 kg
LCA for the production of unbleached and untreated cotton apparel in the US.
Idemat 2003, Design for Sustainability, Delft University of Technology

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