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.
Low energy fibres. The most significant low energy fibre is recycling production.
Man-made fibre. Viscose and Acetate, derived from cellulose, were almost all the human-made fibres in existence before World War II. During the 1930s, after intensive fibre research, several new synthetic fibres were produced which led to the production of nylon.
Nylon fibre. It is a synthetic fibre invented by DuPont that was used originally for hosiery but in many applications. Nylon is naturally water-repellent, easy to dye, and very strong. These features have helped plastic replace cotton in many industrial uses, like bags and flags.
Rayon fibre is synthetic fibre produced from regenerated cellulose wood pulp treated chemically. Fabrics made from the durable fibre are highly absorbent, soft and drape well. The dye colours are shiny and long-lasting.
Synthetic fibres are a term used on human-made treads. Chemicals combined into large molecules called polymers produce fibres like nylon, polyester, spandex, acrylic, modacrylic, olefin, saran, spandex, and vinyl.