What are Natural fibers?
Natural fiber, any hairlike raw material directly obtainable from an animal, vegetable, or mineral source and convertible into nonwoven fabrics such as felt or paper or, after spinning into yarns, into woven cloth. They possess properties like length, strength, pliability, elasticity, abrasion resistance, absorbency, and various surface properties. Most textile fibers are slender, flexible, and relatively strong.
What are Synthetic fibers?
Synthetic fibers are man-made fibers, most of them are prepared from raw material petroleum called petrochemicals. All fabrics are obtained from fibers, while fibers are obtained from artificial or man-made sources. They consist of a small unit or a polymer that is made from many repeating units known as monomers. They include nylon, acrylics, polyurethane, and polypropylene. Millions of tons of these fibers are produced all over the world each year.
Difference between Natural Fibers and Synthetic Fibers:
|NATURAL FIBERS||SYNTHETIC FIBERS|
|Comes from nature||Man-made fibers|
|Natural color||Color as per requirement is added in a color bath|
|During spinning, process spinneret is not necessary||During spinning, process spinneret is not necessary|
|Chances of containing dust or impurities||No chance of any dust or impurities|
|Less durable than synthetic||More durable than natural|