On this page:
Definition of the noun acrylic fiber
What does acrylic fiber mean as a name of something?
- polymerized from acrylonitrile
Alternative definition of the noun acrylic fiber
- Synthetic fibers made from a polymer.
Acrylic fiber: Acrylic fibers are synthetic fibers made from a polymer with an average molecular weight of ~100,000, about 1900 monomer units. To be called acrylic in the U.S, the polymer must contain at least 85% acrylonitrile monomer. Typical comonomers are vinyl acetate or methyl acrylate. DuPont created the first acrylic fibers in 1941 and trademarked them under the name Orlon. Acrylic is also called acrilan fabric. It was first developed in the mid-1940s but was not produced in large quantities until the 1950s. Strong and warm, acrylic fiber is often used for sweaters and tracksuits and as linings for boots and gloves, as well as in furnishing fabrics and carpets. It is manufactured as a filament, then cut into short staple lengths similar to wool hairs, and spun into yarn.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acrylic fiber
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
by American Heritage Dictionary
An acrylic fiber. acrylic acid A colorless, corrosive liquid that readily forms polymers. It is used to make plastics, paints, synthetic rubbers, and textiles. Chemical formula: C3H402. acrylic fiber Any of numerous synthetic fibers polymerized from ...
by James F. Carley
Acrylic Fiber Generic name for any manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming material is a long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of acrylonitrile units, -CH2CHCN- (Federal Trade Commission). Acrylic Foam A ...
Complete Information About Harmful and Desirable Chemicals Found in Everyday Home Products, Yard Poisons, and Office Polluters by Ruth Winter
Acrylic Fiber. ACRYLATES ° Acrylic Monomer. Methyl Methacrylate. Salts or esters of acrylic acid used as a thickening agent and as a constituent of nail polish, paint, paper, leather finisher, and many other coatings. Acrylates are also used in ...
by Graham A. Colditz
Acrylic fiber is also produced from a polymer ...
by Michael Szycher
Acrylic Fiber Generic name for any manufactured fiber in which the monofilament is composed of at least 85% by weight of acrylonitrile units — CH2CH(CN)— , according to the Federal Trade Commission. Acrylic Resins The term "acrylic" is ...
by Graham A. Colditz
Using multi-holed spinnerettes, the acrylic fiber is spun out of a batch of polymer, in much the same way that a spider spins from its internal supply of silk. Acrylic fibers have been used in a great many products, Acrylic Rubber and Fibers.
acrylic fiber Fiber produced frompolymerized acrylonitrile, aliquid derivative of natural gas. A tough economical fiber commonly used in commercial and residential carpets and draperies. acrylic plastic glaze Aclear ...
by Mel Schwartz
Glass fiber imparts maximum mechanical properties, acrylic fiber provides the best electrical properties, and polyester fiber improves impact resistance and strength in thin sections. Compounds can be made in a wide range of colors because ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Acrylic fiber
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Photos about Acrylic fiber
If you need images about Acrylic fiber for an article or a report, you can download stock photos at a very small price:
Anagrams of ACRYLIC FIBER
What do you get if you rearrange the letters?
- ACRYLIC FIBRE
See also the blanagrams of Acrylic fiber!
Share this page
Go to the thesaurus of Acrylic fiber to find many related words and phrases!