Decomposition Library

ID:Silk 01
Start Date:08.08.2023 - 14.11.2023
Material:100% Silk
Fibre:Protein Fibre
Sample Size:75x75
Original colour: White More about Silk: Silk is the strongest natural protein fibre and is predominantly produced from silkworms, small moths, which spin a silk cocoon that is processed to yield silk fibre, in a process called sericulture. Properties: Despite its natural strength, silk is mostly desirable for its luxurious feel and undeniable historical importance. Light weight and soft feel make it a prized fabric for clothing and luxury home furnishings. Decomposition: The tested white silk sample did not show any signs of fragmentation in the 14 weeks of testing in mature compost under 29°C. The main difference was its staining, occurring due of the presence of pigmented bacteria and fungi, as well as the pigments from microbial decay.
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