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December 17, 2017


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Fabric University | Career Paths | Fiber Producers
FabricLink's Career Paths for the Textile Industy

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® SLEEP LINERS
This Body Therapy® Sleep Liner offers therapeutic benefits while you sleep. The Sleep Liner allows you to use your already comfortable mattress, while helping to relieve soreness/tension throughout the body. The Draper Body Therapy Sleep Liner contains 85 % Celliant® (Polyester)/15% Recycled PET (Polyester). Celliant® is the world's most technologically advanced fiber, containing a proprietary blend of minerals extruded into a polyester fiber.
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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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