01 Jun '17, 9am

Research says fibre length affects environmental release

Research says fibre length affects environmental release

WASHINGTON - US research recently examined the size and mass of microplastic fibres released from synthetic textiles during simulated home washing under controlled laboratory conditions. They researchers found that fibre staple length and/or debris encapsulated inside the fabric from yarn spinning could be responsible for releasing stray fibres.

Full article: https://www.ecotextile.com/2017060122788/materials-produc...

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