Class 8 Chemistry Synthetic Fibers and Plastics Acrylic

Acrylic

  • This synthetic fibre is formulated from a polymer called polyacrylonitrile.
  • It is lightweight, soft, warm, and has resemblance with wool. Wool formulated from natural sources are quite expensive whereas this synthetic fibre is an inexpensive substitute for natural wool.
  • It is also impervious to moths, oils, chemical substances, extremely resistant to worsening from sunlight exposure.
  • Due to their resemblance with wool they find extensive use in making sweaters, tracksuits, linings for boots and gloves, equipping fabrics and carpets.

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