The most important material of milk fiber is milk protein, which contains 17 kinds of amino acids, and with natural and permanent bacteriostatic function, the bacteriostatic rate to those bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, fungal and disease mildew is up to more than 80%.The plentiful natural protein humectant factor is contained in the milk fiber, which makes skin more delicate and smooth, so it is suitable for household textiles.
Milk fiber is a blend of casein protein and the chemical acrylonitrile, which is used to make acrylic. Its made using a process that is similar to rayon/viscose, but because its a regenerated protein fiber and not a regenerated cellulose fiber, it reacts like wool. That means that it dyes like wool and even smells like wool when burned, according to Kiplinger.
Milk Fiber was firstly introduced in 1930 in Italy & America to compete the wool. It is new generation of innovative Fiber & a kind of synthetic Fiber made of milk casein Fiber through bio-engineering method with biological health which has passed international ecological certification of oeko-tex standard 100. There are also some different brands for the same fiber manufactured from milk casein known as Aralac, Lanatil and Merinova.
About the Author:
G.M. Faysal is a B.Sc Engineer in Textile. He is currently a Lecturer in the department of textile engineering, Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology.