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Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 Textile Fibers natural fibers animal,...

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Chapter 2 Textile Fibers natural fibers animal, vegetable, mineral sources manufactured fibers regenerated linters – cotton bits wood pulp synthetic petroleum Generic Fiber Classification: Manufactured Fibers: Rayon
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very first manufactured fiber produced here in the US (1914) o cellulosic with silk characteristics Acetate Saran Nylon o Made a big splash for the first time in the 1930s o First shown in the form of tooth brush bristles and hosiery Olefin and Modacrylic o After WW2, many other manufactured fibers became popular (primarily in the 50s) Acrylic Polyester Triacetate Spandex Classifying and Labeling Fibers: Textile Fiber Products Identification Act TFPIA o 1960 – Consumer confusion over new fibers invented primarily in the 50s! o 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 (why give it a specific classification if it’s not important?!) o
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