Least elastic natural fibre

Elasticity is the property of fibres with which they can be elongated to the breaking point and retain the size when forces are removed. Among natural fibres, Wool, silk and cotton are satisfactorily elastic and have the maximum share in textile usage whereas flax and jute are the least elastic fibers. The descending order for elasticity is as following.

  1. Wool
  2. Silk
  3. Cotton
  4. Ramie
  5. Flax
  6. Hemp
  7. Jute

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