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What is "Staple fiber" - Definition & Explanation

Fibers of relatively short length, inches or cm. Most natural fibers (except silk) are staple fibers. Staple fibers must be twisted or spun into yarns. Staple fibers expose more fiber ends on the surface of the yarn, creating a duller appearance.

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