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Acrylic -Textile Terms Dictionary - All Fiber Arts

Acrylic - Common textile terms and their meaning**

Acrylic - Textile Terms

Definition:


A synthetic fiber of which at least 85% is acrylonitrile (vinyl cyanide) and the remaining is some other vinyl compound. Orlon was the first acrylic fiber to be developed. Acrylic fiber is more flammable than nylon or polyester. It is strong but has poor elasticity. Acrylic is produced in staple form and is spun on both the woollen and worsted systems. Acrylics have a wool-like handle and are used for knitting yarns.

Translations:

English: acrylic
Finnish:
French: acrylique
German: acryl
Italian: acrilico
Norwegian:
Spanish: fibra acrilica
Swedish: akryl
trans:akril, volokno na osnove akrilonitrila
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

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