Synthetic fibers are the result of extensive research by scientists to
improve on naturally occurring animal and plant fibers. In
general, synthetic fibers are created by extruding fiber forming
materials through spinnerets into air and water, forming a thread.
Before synthetic fibers were developed, artificially manufactured fibers
were made from polymers obtained from petro chemicals.
The Fiber Society
(United States): Based in the Clemson University. Non-profit professional
and scientific association, dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge
pertaining to fibers, fiber products and fibrous materials. The Society
was founded in 1941 and is incorporated as a nonprofit professional and
scientific association. The general management and supervision of the Society
is delegated to the Governing Council, which is elected by and from the
Fibrous Materials Research Center
(United States): Non-profit organization, based in Drexel University, dedicated
to applied research in net-shape, high damage tolerant composites, smart
composites, nano-scale fibers, and medical and industrial textiles.
Institute of Chemical Fibers
(Poland): Basic and applied research in the fields of natural polymers and
their applications in fiber manufacturing, and production processes and
technologies for chemical fibers.
Inc (United States): Commercial research
company, active in the development of new polymers, fibers and fiber finishing
technologies, and high-performance fabric construction. Proprietory polyester
fiber for specialty yarns. Elastomeric fiber from recycled plant by-products
for sports wear. Also, contract development and performance testing of fabrics
You may want to learn more about manmade fibers by reading the