Acetate (Triacetate). The oldest man-made fibre and the first one made using tree pulp.
Acid rain is rain droplets containing sulphuric oxides (SO2 and SO3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2).
Acid washing (also known as Marble Wash/Moon Wash/Snow Wash) Practice in which pumice stones soaked in chlorine is tumbled with jeans in the dryer to etch white highlights into denim.
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Acrylic fibre. A synthetic fibre that is made with just the right combination of coal, air, water, petroleum and limestone.
Activist is a word used to describe activism denoted active political commitment or engagement among and by intellectuals. Historically it is closely associated with expressionism.