Synthetic Fiber Acrylic | Properties and Uses of Acrylic

Posted by Firoz Kabir on Sunday, December 1, 2013 0

Acrylic Fiber Trade Commission) Definition- A manufactured fiber in which the fiberforming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of acrylonitrile units (-CH2-CH[CN]-)x. First Commercially produced by "Dupont Company" on 1950s. It is called as synthetic wool for it's cold protecting characteristics. It is produced in the method of dry spinning where hot air is used for fiber formation.

Available Fiber Formation
  •     Acrylic Tow Fiber
  •     Acrylic Staple Fiber

Raw Materials of Acrylic
Acrylonitrile [  (-CH2-CH[CN]-)x ]

Properties of Acrylic Fiber
  • Synthetic wool.
  • Good in moisture absorb, MR - 1.5%.
  • Excellent wickability & quick drying.
  • Flexible aesthetics for wool-like, cotton-like, or blended appearance
  • Washed easily
  • Well resistant to moths, oil, and chemicals
  • Easily dyeable with excellent color fastness
  • Excellent resistance to sunlight degradation

End Uses:
  • Apparel
  • Home Furnishings
  • Industrial Use
  • Others

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Md. Firoz Kabir(M.Sc in Textile Engineering)

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