What is a Burning Test?
The burning test is a method used to identify the fiber content of a fabric or textile material by observing its behavior when exposed to flame. Different fibers have distinct burning characteristics, such as the speed and nature of burning, the odor produced, or the appearance of the residue after burning. By carefully observing and analyzing these characteristics, it is possible to determine the presence of specific fiber types. The burning test is a quick and relatively simple technique often used in textile testing and identification, particularly when visual or chemical analysis is not readily available.