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The difference between tussah silk and silk
- Aug 12, 2018 -

The difference between tussah silk and silk
Both have their own strengths and are animal proteins that are close to human skin proteins. Both have the advantages of good air permeability, UV protection and moisture absorption, so silk products are noble textile products. The price is naturally more expensive. The fiber processed from the silkworm which is spit out when the silkworm is crusted is called silkworm silk, which is the raw material for weaving silk and silk, and has important applications in industry and national defense. The tussah silk is composed of two parallel flat filaments, the main components of which are silk fibroin and sericin. Silk filiform white translucent, shiny, about 85%; silk gum light brown, about 13%; in addition to ash, pigments, etc., about 2%. When silking, the silkworms of several silkworm cocoons are extracted, and the silkworms are bonded by silk glue. The tussah silk is soft and elastic, and has good heat resistance. When the temperature is as high as 140 °C, the strength is weakened and the moisture resistance is also strong. Insulation, strength, elongation, anti-brittle, acid and alkali resistance are superior to mulberry silk. However, the fabric shrinkage rate is large, and the raw silk is not easy to dye.
Silk is generally produced in the south. It is soft and smooth, elegant in color and fine in fiber. It is mainly used as a fabric; silk is delicate and soft by artificial breeding;
Tussah silk is generally produced in the north with strong tensile strength, corrosion resistance, light resistance, moisture absorption, natural color, coarse moisture absorption and permeability, fluffy and warm, mainly used as silk quilt and silk carpet; tussah silk wild stocking absorbs earth essence, Good health, elegant and luxurious.