Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile EngineeringISSN: 2329-9568

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Research Article, J Fashion Technol Textile Eng S Vol: 0 Issue: 2

Feather Fiber: Could it be Recycled?

Raquel A Seawright1,2*, Laurence Schacher1, Dominique C Adolphe1 and Gilberto FM Souza2
1Laboratoire De Physique et Mécanique Textiles (Lpmt), University Of Haute-Alsace, France
2Escola Politécnica, Poli, University Of São Paulo, Brazil
Corresponding author : Raquel A Seawright
Laboratoire De Physique et Mécanique Textiles (LPMT), Université De Haute Alsace (UHA), 11 rue Alfred Werner, 68093 Mulhouse Cedex, France
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 12, 2016 Accepted: October 07, 2016 Published: October 12, 2016
Citation: Seawright RA, Schacher L, Adolphe DC, FM Souza G (2016) Feather Fiber: Could it be Recycled? J Fashion Technol Textile Eng S2:006. doi: 10.4172/2329-9568.S2-006


Brazil is known as the third producer of chicken meat and the feather fibers issued from this industry are a waste material. The world produces 4 billion tons per year of wasted chicken feathers and most of the time these are burned in landfills causing atmosphere and land pollutions. For these reasons, it is central to find new ideas of application using these chicken feathers and downs as fibers. Therefore, this paper is focused on the characterization processes of these fibers in terms of physical, mechanical, thermal and acoustic properties. Thanks to the observed properties, new ecofriendly applications of these waste materials will be proposed in order to develop the circular economy.

Keywords: Feather fiber; Characterization; Mechanical; Physical; Thermal properties

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