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Textile Fibre Analysis


At Keith Borer Consultants we have Textile Fibre Experts who can assist with your case.

We all come into contact with many thousands of different fibres in our every day lives. Most of these, which may appear very similar to the naked eye, can be discriminated in the laboratory. But equally important to assessing the 'match' of a set of fibres is assessing the probative significance of the transfer of a particular number of these fibres, given a particular scenario or allegation of events. Fibre transfer can occur, for example, between two people, from clothing to a weapon, or from clothing to a seat. In some instances, consideration of the absence of fibres where a particular transfer would have been expected to occur is crucial.  For these reasons it is very important to make sure your textile fibre expert looks beyond the straightforward analytical results.