A new paper by researchers from the University of Chicago Medical School shows that the collagen content of fiber and sem, two of the most common fibers used in the production of home appliances, is about twice as high as that of other fibers.
“The higher level of collagen found in sem and fib has important implications for home appliances,” said study lead author Tetsuji Yoshimura, MD, an assistant professor of medicine and medical physics at the University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
“These fibers are more resilient to wear and tear, and they have more structural integrity than other fibers.”
The findings appear in the journal Cell.
Fiber is the building blocks of all soft and flexible materials.
Sem, or basalt, is a type of crystalline rock that is the same mineral found in rocks, such as quartz, and is used to make some types of glass and ceramics.
Fibers are another type of soft material that can be used to create the kind of materials that we use in home appliances.
They are made up of long strands of keratin, the protein that gives the fiber its elastic properties.
The collagen that is part of these fibers is the material that we know is very durable, so it is used in products like kitchen appliances, televisions and cell phones.
The researchers examined the collagen of the different fibers used for the production and distribution of home products and compared them to collagen found naturally in animal tissue.
They found that the fibers that were more abundant in the skin and the muscles of the human body had much higher levels of collagen than other types of fibers.
The results also suggested that the higher collagen content in sem was associated with the higher level at which it was present.
The study also showed that fibers that had higher collagen levels had better mechanical properties and less water resistance.
“We are beginning to see the importance of collagen in home products,” Yoshimura said.
“If it is found in fibers, it may help in the manufacturing process and in their longevity.
It also makes sense that the more collagen we use, the better the products will look.”
The researchers also found that collagen levels were higher in the soft tissue of the feet of people with lower body mass indexes, or BMI, a measure of body fatness, compared to those with higher BMI.
The BMI index is based on weight, height and waist circumference.
The findings suggest that fiber production and the quality of the fibers may have a significant impact on the longevity of these products.
“This is important because we want the products that we make to be very durable,” Yoshimoto said.
“If the materials are too porous, or the fibers too soft, or if the fibers are not elastic enough, then the quality can be compromised.”
Yoshimura noted that it is important to remember that while fiber can be made from any fiber type, sem is considered the most abundant, and the researchers found that its levels of all three types of fiber were very similar.
“One of the reasons that sem is used as a fabric material is that it has a lot of collagen,” he said.
The researchers also examined the amount of collagen present in different types of fibrous materials, and found that sem fibers had more than three times as much as sem fibers.