Latest Fibers Stories

2011-03-02 11:27:33

Scientists now have a better understanding of why spider silk fibers are so incredibly strong.

2011-02-01 13:32:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Make Sure it's True Fibermesh" is the message that leads the Propex launch of its new brand initiative for Fibermesh concrete reinforcement fibers.

2011-01-18 05:00:00

CRADA Trials Underway in South Carolina to Produce Raw Material for the Apparel Industry's First Sustainable, Commercially Viable Complement to Cotton PORTLAND, OR, Jan.

2011-01-17 09:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- David Middleton, Co-Founder and CEO of Siam Thai Silk Company, LLC announced today that his company has contracted with Craig Clovis Accessories to represent the Panissara Silk line of designer silk scarves and shawls.

2011-01-16 00:23:37

New York mesothelioma attorney Joseph W. Belluck expresses concern for victims exposed to toxic asbestos. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2011 New York asbestos attorney Joseph W.

2011-01-12 00:01:31

Nanofibers: they're invisible to the human eye, but their strength and robustness will be meticulously measured.

2010-12-28 00:00:37

AsbestosHelpDesk.org, a Mesothelioma resource site, releases details about the upcoming Annual International Asbestos Convention in Atlanta. Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 27, 2010 Every year, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization hosts a conference with information, special speakers, honored guests and breaking asbestos related news.

2010-12-04 00:00:04

This month, Charles P. Rogers announces the release of its new 100% organic cotton sheets. The GOTS certified organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment, maintain soil fertility and reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

2010-11-18 06:00:00

Crop Traditionally Grown in the U.S. to Produce Grain Will Supply Fiber as the Foundation for the First Sustainable Complement to Cotton PORTLAND, OR, Nov.

2010-11-15 07:15:00

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "Cloth Addiction" microfiber cloths (http://www.powerthreads.com/clothaddiction) can make dirty screens a thing of the past.

Latest Fibers Reference Libraries

2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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