Observations on Redistribution of Textile Fibres

J. Robertson, A. K. Lloyd

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Fibres were transferred, by hand pressure, from a woollen/nylon garment to cotton or cotton/polyester squares of material. These were then attached to the clothing of 4 volunteers and worn on a total of 6 occasions, representing a range of activities. It was found that after 225 minutes of wearing, only about 30 per cent of the applied fibres remained on the squares, but between 13 and 38 per cent of the original number were now on other parts of the clothing. These experiments confirm caution must be exercised in interpreting fibre distribution in casework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Forensic Science Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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