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Chitin is a primary component in the exoskeletons of arthropods and crustaceans such as crabs, insects and spiders and is also found in the cell walls of fungi. It's a polysaccharide, and it's excreted by the epidermal cells in arthropods. Chitin fibres are naturally antibacterial. Fineness of Chitin delivers softness and if producer use thick fibre with more than 20 mg/ 100mtr, it could help in term of strength also. Generally Chitin fibres are used with blend like cellulose derivatives and other protein fibres to impart tensile strength along with softness. 
 
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