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March 25, 2019


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Fabric University | Fabric Seminar | Fiber Characteristics | Acrylic
Fiber Characteristics

ACRYLIC

Manufactured Fiber

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Luxurious appearance
  • Crisp or soft hand
  • Wide range of colors; dyes and prints well
  • Excellent drapeability and softness
  • Shrink, moth, and mildew resistant
  • Low moisture absorbency, relatively fast drying
  • No pilling problem, little static problem
  • Most acetate garments require dry-cleaning

MAJOR END USES:

  • Apparel - sweaters, socks, fleece, circular knit apparel, sportswear, childrenswear
  • Home Fashions - Blankets, throws, upholstery, awnings, outdoor furniture, rugs/floor coverings

Comments - Acrylic is a soft drapeable fabric which provides warmth without being heavy. It takes color beautifully. Although acrylic has traditionally been a fall/winter fabric, with a wonderful resemblance to wool, acrylic has recently been used in developing some light weight circular knits and blends which lend themselves to trans-seasonal dressing as well. Acrylic is comfortable to wear. It feels like wool. Yet, it is easy care and is machine washable or dry cleanable.

 

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