Welcome to the modacrylic fiber directory section of the
Apparel Search website. In this section, you will find educational
information and links to resources relevant to modacrylic fibers.
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 fiber.
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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.
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