|*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.
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