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What is "Synthetic Fiber" - Definition & Explanation

Synthetic fibers used to create upholstery fabric include acetate, acrylic, nylon, rayon, and polypropylene.
Yarns created from various petrochemical technologies. Includes nylon, polyester, Dacron, orlon, lycra and the like. Used in the manufacture of menís undergarments in the second half of the 20th century, reaching a peak in the 1960s and 1970s.
Synthetic fibers are the result of an extensive search by scientists to increase and improve upon the supply of naturally occurring animal and plant fibers that have been used in making cloth.

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