A study of the serviceability of selected dress fabrics utilizing the newer synthetic fiber blends

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Charlotte Mae Womble (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Pauline Keeney

Abstract: Within the past few years a number of new synthetic fibers have been developed and are rapidly finding their way into use for clothing fabrics. Fiber names such as nylon, Orion, Dacron, Dynel, Acrilan, Vicara and Vinyon are new words to the consumer. The new fibers present new problems to the manufacturer, the merchant, the consumer and the dry cleaner. The use of new fibers makes it possible to have a greater variety of fabrics than ever before. New fabrics with varied characteristics result from combining natural and man-made fibers by different methods and in varying amounts. When combined with each other or with the natural fibers and rayons, it is possible to make fabrics of unusual appearance with property changes that mate them more satisfactory in consumer use.

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Language: English
Date: 1954

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