Not exactly a textile fiber, but something used
in the textile industry.
Acrylic elastomer is a general term for a type of synthetic rubber.
Acrylates are the salts, esters, and conjugate bases of acrylic acid
and its derivatives. They are also known as propenoates (since acrylic
acid is also known as 2-propenoic acid). Acrylates and
methacrylates (the salts and esters of methacrylic acid) are common
monomers in polymer plastics. Acrylate polymers belong to a group
of polymers which could be referred to generally as plastics. They are
noted for their transparency, resistance to breakage, and elasticity.
They are also commonly known as acrylics or polyacrylates. Acrylate
polymer is commonly used in cosmetics such as nail polish as an
AK-PA Tekstil Group : Turkey. Versatile
group of manufacturing companies, active in chemicals, synthetic fibers,
yarns, textile fabrics and carpets. Acrylic filament and staple fiber for
the textile and nonwovens industries. Member of the AKKOK Group.
Bayer : Germany. Multi-national chemicals
and health care corporation. The Fibers Business Unit produces acrylic and
spandex fibers used in nonwovens and textile applications, as well as monofilament
for technical and agricultural purposes.
SA : Mexico. Manufacturers of acrylic staple fiber for the textile and
nonwovens industries. Also, tow, tops and yarns. Textile fabric from natural
and man-made fiber for home furnishing and fashion. Member of the Kaltex
Group. English, French and Spanish.
Pasupati Acrylon, Ltd : India.
Manufacturers of acrylic staple fiber and filament for the textiles and
Sterling Fibers, Inc : USA.
Manufacturers of acrylic staple fiber and filament for fashion, technical
textiles and nonwovens. Includes a chemical description of acrylic fiber.
Member of the Sterling Chemicals group.