The physical properties of selected curtain fabrics made from synthetic fibers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Fay Chandler Honeycutt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pauline Keeney

Abstract: Within the past ten years man-made fibers have been used extensively in the production of fabrics for home furnishings. Research has produced fibers with properties that excel those of natural fibers. Such properties as increased tensile strength, dimensional stability, wrinkle recovery and ease of care, that are desirable qualities in sheer glass curtain fabrics, have made synthetic fibers extremely popular for use in window decoration. The rapid discovery of the various man-made fibers and presentation of sheer fabrics of various constructions have presented many problems to the consumer. The consumer is faced with the problems of knowing what fabrics are available, how the fabrics will perform, and what procedures are best for the care of them. Since there is a dearth of information based on unbiased research in this field, the consumer must rely on the advertising of the manufacturer, which gives only the advantageous points, or on costly personal experience with the fabrics.

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Language: English
Date: 1960
Synthetic fabrics

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