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September 21, 2018


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FIBER PRODUCERS

Overview
Fiber is the most fundamental unit used to make fabric. There are both natural fibers, such as cotton, wool and linen, and manufacturered fibers, such as polyester, nylon and acrylic. In Technical Services you can learn about the various textile fibers, their charactetristics and end uses.

The U. S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that most textile products have a label stating the fiber content in the fabric. The FTC has also established generic names and definitions for manufactured fibers. However, all fibers that fall under a generic name are not exactly the same.

Through research and experimentation, fiber producers have been able to modify the basic composition of each generic fiber, using both chemical and physical process, to change and improve its characteristics and perfromance. Such modified fibers are trademarked. You can learn about how manufactured fibers are made and can also find a list of trademarked fibers.


Career Opportunities
Some of the career opportunities offered by Fiber Producers involve the areas of: product development, research, chemical engineering, manufacturing/operations, marketing/sales, business planning & development, and various support services.

 

 


DRAPER BODY THERAPY® SHOULDER WRAP
This Body Therapy® Shoulder Wrap offers comfortable, luxurious therapeutic relief in a versatile wrap. The Wrap is 24" x 5" and is made for relief in the shoulders/neck and helps to ease tension. It is available in gray (37% Celliant® Polyester/63% Cotton) or blue (50% Celliant® (Polyester/50% Tencel ), with a flax seed filler inside. It can be placed in the freezer for soothing cool therapy or in the microwave for a soothing heat.
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CHILL WRISTBAND
Dr. Cool’s Reversible Chill Wristbands, sold as a pair, will keep your pulse points cool, dry and comfortable. They are made using Coolcore's patented cooling fabrics, which are sweat activated to provide three distinct functions: wicking, moisture circulation and regulated evaporation. Unlike other cooling accessories, Dr. Cool's wristbands are chemical free, so the cooling benefit will never wash out. Colors: Black, Fuscia, Monaco Blue, Red, Striped Fuscia, and Watercolor.
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