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What is "Acrylic Fiber" - Definition & Explanation

A man made fiber containing nitrite. Maturing or ripening of alkali cellulose.Steaming of printed fabrics.
The generic name for fibres made from a synthetic linear polymer that consists of at least 85% (m/m) of acrylonitrile units or acrylonitrile copolymers.
Generic name for a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming material is any long chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85 % by weight of acrylonitrile units óCH2CH(CN).
Acrylic fibers are a strong and mouldable plastic that is a thermoplastic. It is easily mouldable once heat is applied and is a good plastic for anything that needs to be crafted.
A manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of acrylonitrile units [-CH2-CH(CN)-] (FTC definition). Acrylic fabrics have low moisture absorbency and dry relatively quickly. In general, acrylic fibers are resistant to the degrading effects of ultraviolet rays in sunlight and to a wide range of chemicals and fumes. They provide warmth in fabrics which are lightweight, soft, and resilient.

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