Acrylic fibre. A synthetic fibre that is made with just the right combination of coal, air, water, petroleum and limestone.
biodegradable synthetic fibres – plant-based synthetic textile material that meets the minimum standard for decomposition
Biosilk is a term used to describe a biomimetic, synthetic fibre manufactured by sequencing protein (dragline silk) produced by the orb-weaving spider Nephila Clavipes.
Viscose and Acetate, derived from cellulose were almost all the man-made fibres in existence before World War II. During the 1930s, after intensive fibre research, several new synthetic fibres were produced experimentally which led to the production of nylon.. Read more..
Nylon is a synthetic fibre invented by DuPont that was used originally for hosiery but is used in many applications. Nylon is naturally water-repellent, easy to dye, and very strong. These features have helped nylon replace cotton in many industrial uses, like bags and flags. Read more..
The synthetic fibre known as rayon produced from regenerated cellulose wood pulp that has been chemically treated. Fabrics made of rayon are strong, highly absorbent, and soft; they drape well and can be mixed in brilliant, long-lasting colors. Read more..
Chemicals combined into large molecules called polymers, produce fibres like nylon, polyester, spandex, acrylic, mod acrylic, olefin, saran, spandex, and vinyl.