Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Long Staple

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_7011

A long fiber. In reference to cotton, long staple indicates a fiber length of not less that 1–1/8 in. In reference to wool, the term indicates fiber 3–4 in. long suitable for combing.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA