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Silk Fiber

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Silk is a natural fiber that is a solidifies protein secretion produced by certain caterpillars.

Physical Characteristics
The fiber us a fine continuous strand unwound from the cocoon of silkworm. Silkworms are generally cultivated. The fiber can be fine and coarse, is lustrous, smooth, light weight, strong and elastic.

Major Countries
Japan was the first country to undertake commercial production of silk. It is ranked number one, in terms of production of fine quality silk. Other countries include: Applications
Silk has been used since a long time for a number of applications including: