Chapter 14. Lab II-7 Study the Morphology of Fibers and Fabrics

Equipment and Materials

You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The standard kit for this book, available from, includes the items listed in the first group.)

Materials from Kit

  • Goggles

  • Centrifuge tubes, 1.5 mL (14)

  • Coverslips

  • Filter, plane-Polarizing

  • Forceps

  • Glycerol

  • Magnifier

  • Oil, cassia

  • Oil, olive

  • Pipettes

  • Ruler

  • Scalpel

  • Slide, cross-sectioning

  • Slides, deep-cavity

  • Slides, flat

  • Specimens: fabrics A, B, C, D, and E

  • Specimen: TFI Multifiber Fabric #43

Materials you Provide

  • Gloves

  • Marking pen, ultra-fine, permanent

  • Microscope

  • Scanner and scanning software (optional)

  • Scissors

  • Water, distilled or deionized

  • Specimens: additional fabrics/fibers (optional)

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