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Nylon geotextile. Scanning electron micrograph of fibres of nylon geotextile. This material consists of non-woven fibres which are thermally bonded. Areas of thermal bonding can be seen here where the filaments appear to be melted and fused together. Nylon geotextile is used in civil engineering applications where earth stabilization is required. Nylon is a generic term for various synthetic fibres having a protein-like structure. They are very versatile and used in numerous fields including fabrics, rope-making, and medical prosthetic manufacture. Magnification: x66 at 10x8 inch size.
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