The Persistence of Textile Fibres Transferred During Simulated Contacts

J. Robertson, C. B.M. Kidd, Hilary M.P. Parkinson

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The persistence of fibres transferred from acrylic, wool and polyester/viscose garments to a large range of recipients was examined. Transferred fibre persistence was lessened by (a) wearing the recipient garment, (b) wearing garments over the recipient, (c) transfer of fibres to a site on the recipient garment subject to contact with other surfaces such as in arm movement, (d) low pressure in the transferring contact, and (e) fibre size, fibres less than 2·5mm length being lost more slowly than longer fibres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-360
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Forensic Science Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


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