Chapter_2_-_Part_1_-_Textile_Fibers_-_Polymers_-_Fall_2011_Student_Version

Chapter_2_-_Part_1_-_Textile_Fibers_-_Polymers_-_Fall_2011_Student_Version

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TEXTILE FIBERS CHAPTER 2 1
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TEXTILE FIBERS natural fibers animal, vegetable, mineral sources manufactured fibers regenerated linters – cotton bits synthetic 2
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Generic Fiber Classification 3
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Manufactured Fibers rayon acetate nylon saran 4
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Manufactured Fibers acrylic polyester 5
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Manufactured Fibers triacetate spandex 6
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CLASSIFYING & LABELING FIBERS Textile Fiber Products Identification Act 1960 – consumer confusion! TFPIA provided classification system & generic names (then and now) fiber must be radically different in chemical composition /different physical properties fiber must be currently or soon in commercial use fiber must be important to public at large Federal Trade Commission 7
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Textile Fiber Products Identification Act Product Labels 1. fiber generic name(s) in order of % if a blend may include trademark, capitalized 2. manufacturer’s name, trademark, or identification number 3. country of origin 8
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Chapter_2_-_Part_1_-_Textile_Fibers_-_Polymers_-_Fall_2011_Student_Version

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