Elastic Fiber

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elastic fiber

[i′las·tik ′fī·bər]
A homogeneous, fibrillar connective tissue component that is highly refractile and appears yellowish when arranged in bundles.

Elastic Fiber


a type of fiber found in the intercellular substance of connective tissue. Elastic fibers are long homogeneous threads no more than two or three micrometers thick. They are intertwined and branched, forming a delicate network that refracts light strongly. The fibers consist of the stable elastic protein elastin, which withstands boiling. Elastic fibers are found in the walls of blood vessels, elastic cartilage, and areolar tissue.

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A test specimen of elastic fibers was tested in the same manner as a cast film.
DOW XLA elastic fiber offers a desired freedom-of-movement or "comfort stretch" to fabrics and garments, plus processing advantages of unprecedented heat and chemical resistance.
The business is currently working with select customers in Europe, the Pacific, and the United States to produce yarns and fabrics made with DOW XLA elastic fiber.
DOW XLA elastic fiber is so highly differentiated that the United States Federal Trade Commission has rendered a preliminary decision to grant Dow a new generic classification.
Launching DOW XLA elastic fiber at Premiere Vision 2002 in Paris, Dow is delivering a new technology that enables stretch fabrics and resulting garments to offer unparalleled "soft-stretch" comfort plus the easiest of care.
However, those patients who came to the study with low skin elastin fiber content realized 200 percent to 500 percent increases in their skins' elastic fiber content after topically applying the Ethocyn solution every day for two months.
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The complexity of elastic fiber biogenesis in the skin--a perspective to the clinical heterogeneity of cutis laxa.
seen under a scanning electron microscope, allow an elastic fiber to conduct electrical current when stretched.
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The result is an elastic fiber that's tougher than steel and even the bulletproof material Kevlar