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November 19, 2018


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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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DRAPER BODY THERAPY® NAP BLANKETS
This Body therapy® Nap Blanket offers a comfortable/snuggable blanket for use at home or on the road. The Nap Blanket can be used on the couch, your favorite chair or even during sporting events. The Draper Therapies Nap Blanket contains 50 % Celliant® (Polyester)/50% Wool. Celliant® is the world's most technologically advanced fiber containing a proprietary blend of minerals extruded into the 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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