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 *Posted by Sascha on March 05, 2003 at 01:14:11:
 *In Reply to: Re: How to tell nylon/hair? posted by Rachael on March 03, 2003 at 08:54:47:
 *Message was: I removed a knot from the carpet and burnt some of the fibres.
As well, I burnt a nylon fibre. I found it difficult to tell
which one burns quicker than the other. Both fibres had after
burning them a "thickening" at the end.
The nylon thickening hardened immediately and it was impossible to grind it with my fingers.
On the other hand, the fibres from the carpet had after the burning a thickening that disappeared by simply touching it. It was ash.
Since this behaviour was identical to other wool fibres I had
around I think the suspicious carpet fibres are animal hair.
Maybe I'll find out sometimes whether it's goat hair.

: Yes, that is how we prove natural vs. synthetic carpets in our shop -- if it burns quickly and melts, it is not natural wool, but if it burns slowly and smells like animal hair, then it is made of natural wool. Good luck (and be careful!!)

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