Production Process of Different Synthetic Fibers

Synthetic fiber A synthetic fiber is a man made fiber. But all man-made fiber are not synthetic fiber. Nylon, polyester are synthetic fiber. Rayon and acetate from cellulose or regenerated protein fibers from zein or casein are the man-made fiber but not synthetic fiber. Most synthetic and cellulosic manufactured fibers are created by “extrusion” — forcing a thick,…

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What is rayon?

For centuries humankind has relied upon various plants and animals to provide the raw materials for fabrics and clothing. Silkworms, sheep, beaver, buffalo deer, and even palm leaves are just some of the natural resources that have been used to meet these needs. However, in the last century scientists have turned to chemistry and technology…

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What is wool?

History As with many discoveries of early man, anthropologists believe the use of wool came out of the challenge to survive. In seeking means of protection and warmth, humans in the Neolithic Age wore animal pelts as clothing. Finding the pelts not only warm and comfortable but also durable, they soon began to develop the…

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What is Polyurethane?

Polyurethane Polyurethanes are linear polymers that have a molecular backbone containing carbamate groups (-NHCO2). These groups, called urethane, are produced through a chemical reaction between a diisocyanate and a polyol. First developed in late 1930s, polyurethanes are some of the most versatile polymers. They are used in building insulation, surface coatings, adhesives, solid plastics, and…

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What is lyocell?

 VNFIBER – Viet Nam Leading Polyester Staple Fiber introduces you a good article about Lyocell below Lyocell is a manmade fiber derived from cellulose, better known in the United States under the brand name Tencel. Though it is related to rayon, another cellulosic fabric, lyocell is created by a solvent spinning technique, and the cellulose…

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