Acrylic fibers - Synthetic fibers | Texhour

Acrylic fibers are synthetic fibers made from the polymer polyacrylonitrile. Its major properties include a soft, wool-like hand, machine washable and dryable, excellent color retention. Solution-dyed versions have excellent resistance to sunlight and chlorine degradation.

Acrylic fibers - Synthetic fibers | Texhour
Acrylic fibers - Synthetic fibers

 

Acrylic fibers - Synthetic fibers

• Acrylic fibers are synthetic fibers made from the polymer polyacrylonitrile. Its major properties include a soft, wool-like hand, machine washable and dryable, excellent color retention. Solution-dyed versions have excellent resistance to sunlight and chlorine degradation.

• Strong and warm, acrylic fiber is often used for sweaters and tracksuits and as linings for boots and gloves, as well as in furnishing fabrics and carpets.

• It is manufactured as a filament, then cut into short staple lengths similar to wool hairs, and spun into yarn.

• Acrylic is lightweight, soft, and warm, with a wool-like feel. It can also be made to mimic other fibers, such as cotton when spun on short staple equipment.

• Acrylic can be extruded in colored or pigmented form or in "ecru“ (also known as "natural," "raw white," or "undyed" ).

• Acrylic fibers are very resilient compared to both synthetics and natural fibers.

• Acrylic fabrics may fuzz or pill easily. Acrylic can irritate the skin of people with dermatological conditions such as eczema.

 

Acrylic fibers - Synthetic fibers

 

 

Some Major acrylic Uses

Apparel: Sweaters, fleece wear, socks, circular knitwear, athletic wear and kids wear.

Home Furnishings: Blankets, area rugs, upholstery, pile; baggage, awnings, outside piece of furniture.

Other Uses: Craft yarns, sail cowl artifact, wipe cloths.

Industrial Uses: amphibole replacement; concrete and stucco reinforcement.