Fabric Burning Test

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FIBERS IDENTIFICATION BY THE BURNING TEST

 
 

FIBER

APPROACHING FLAME

IN FLAME

REMOVED FROM FLAME

ODOUR

ASH

 

__                              COTTON AND LINEN     (UN-MERCERIZED)

Scorch, Ignite Readily

Burn Quickly ,Yellow Flame

Continue To Burn Rapidly, Have After Glow

Burning Paper

Light, Grey ,Feathery Black

 
 

VISCOSE RAYON

Burns Like Cotton But No Afterglow

 

  Grey

 
 

ACETATE RAYON

Fuses Away From Flame ,Turns Black

Flames Quickly Fabric, Pukers, Sputters, Melts

Continues To Burn and Melt

Like Vinegar

Brittle Hard, Irregular Ash, Difficult to Crush

 
 
 
ACRYLIC

Fuses And Shrinks Away From Flame

Faintly Like Burning Meat

 
 
POLYESTER

Burns Slowly With Melting and Drops Off

Burns Difficulty

Slightly Sweetish

Hard ,Round, Brittle, Black Bead

 
 
NYLON

Tends To Die Out

Somewhat Like Celery

 
 

WOOL

Smolders

Small Slow Flickering Flame, Sputters Melts and Culls

Burns Difficulty And  Ceases Flaming

Like Burning Hair

Crisp Dark Ash Of Irregular Shape, Crushes Easily

 
 
 

SILK

Less Than Wool

Round ,Crisp ,Shiny, Black Beads, Easily Crushed

 
 
 

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