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SEF Modacrylic is the trademarked name for Solutia's line of modacrylic
fibers. SEF is produced from a special polymer chemistry which offers inherent
flame retardancy to the fiber. SEF does not melt or drip when exposed to
flames instead it chars and helps form a barrier to further suppress the
spread of flames. In addition, SEF offers excellent textile processing capabilities
for a variety of yarn, knitted, woven, and nonwoven applications.
a manufactured fiber in which the fiberforming substance
is any long chain synthetic polymer composed of less than
84% but at least 50% by weight of acrylonitrile units. (-CH2CH[CN]-)x.
Modacrylic fibers are made from resins that are copolymers
(combinations) of acrylonitrile and other materials, such
as vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride or vinyl bromide.
Modacrylic fibers are either dry spun or wet spun. Modacrylic
Fiber have characteristics of soft, resilien, easy to dye
to bright shades, abrasion resistant, flame resistant, quick
drying, resistant to acids and alkalies, shape retentive.
It can be made to fabrics like fleece, knit-pile backing
or nonwoven fabrics. It is suitable for making garment like
deep-pile coats, trims and linings, simulated fur, wigs
and hair pieces, children's sleepwear, career apparel.
Fake Furs are often made out of this