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The Textile Products (Indications of Fibre Content) Regulations 1986

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Paragraph 7(3), Schedule 1

SCHEDULE 3AGREED ALLOWANCES TO BE APPLIED IN DETERMINING THE FIBRE PERCENTAGES OF A TEXTILE PRODUCT

Fibre No. in Schedule 2 Fibres Percentages
1–2Wool and animal hair:
combined fibres18.25
carded fibres17.00
3Animal hair:
combed fibres18.25
carded fibres17.00
Horsehair:
combed fibres16.00
carded fibres15.00
4Silk11.00
5Cotton:
normal fibres8.50
mercerised fibres10.50
6Kapok10.90
7Flax or linen12.00
8Hemp12.00
9Jute17.00
10Abaca14.00
11Alfa14.00
12Coir13.00
13Broom14.00
15Ramie (bleached fibre)8.50
16Sisal14.00
16aSunn12.00
16bHenequen14.00
16cMaguey14.00
17Acetate9.00
18Alginate20.00
19Cupro13.00
20Modal13.00
21Protein17.00
22Triacetate7.00
23Viscose13.00
24Acrylic2.00
25Chlorofibre2.00
26Fluorofibre0.00
27Modacrylic2.00
28Polyamide or Nylon (6–6):
discontinuous fibre6.25
filament5.75
Polyamide or Nylon 6:
discontinuous fibre6.25
filament5.75
Polyamide or Nylon 11:
discontinuous fibre 3.50
filament3.50
29Polyester:
discontinuous fibre1.50
filament1.50
30Polyethylene1.50
31Polypropylene2.00
32Polycarbamide2.00
33Polyurethane:
discontinuous fibre3.50
filament3.00
34Vinylal5.00
35Trivinyl3.00
36Elastodiene1.00
37Elastane1.50
38Glass fibre:
filament with a diameter of over 5 microns2.00
filament with a diameter of 5 microns or less3.00
39Metal fibre2.00
Metallised fibre2.00
Asbestos2.00
Paper yarn13.75

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