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December 12, 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.

 

 


HANK'S SURPLUS TACTICAL ASSAULT 3 DAY BACKPACK
At only 4 pounds, Hank's Surplus packed a punch with its Assault 3 day Backpack. If it's an awesome assault pack you need, you’ll find it in the tactical Assault 3 Day Backpack. Made with super strong 500D CORDURA® Classic fabric, this bag is designed to endure anything and it comes with strong nylon webbing. For storage, this pack has three main compartments with two nylon mesh pockets and inside hydration pocket with drain port.
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MANHATTAN PORTAGE PRALL BACKPACK
Made out of lightweight and durable CORDURA® Lite fabric, this unique bag can be worn over the shoulder that includes a strap clasp to eliminate extra straps from hanging. It also features reflective tape that will definitely make you stand out in a crowd. Unique one strap backpack design featuring both drawstring and buckle closure 3M™ reflective strip for extra visibility.
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