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Major Generic Fibers Characteristics Major Domestic and Industrial Uses
ACETATE
  Trade Names
  • Luxurious feel and appearance
  • Wide range of colors and lusters
  • Excellent drapability and softness
  • Relatively fast-drying
  • Shrink-, moth-, and mildew-resistant
Apparel: Blouses, dresses, and foundation garments. lingerie, linings, shirts, slacks, sportswear.

Fabrics: Brocade, crepe, double knits, faille, knitted jerseys, lace, satin, taffeta, tricot.

Home Furnishings: Draperies, upholstery.

Other: Cigarette filters, fiberfill for pillows, quilted products

ACRYLIC
  Trade Names
  • Soft and warm
  • Wool-like
  • Retains shape
  • Resilient
  • Quick-drying
  • Resistant to moths, sunlight, oil and chemicals
Apparel: Dresses, infant wear, knitted garments, ski wear, socks, sportswear, sweaters.

Fabrics: Fleece and pile fabrics, face fabrics in bonded fabrics, simulated furs., jerseys.

Home Furnishings: Blankets. carpets, draperies, upholstery.

Other: Auto tops, awnings, hand-knitting and craft yarns, industrial and geotextile fabrics.

ARAMID
  Trade Names
  • Does not melt
  • Highly flame-resistant
  • High strength
  • High resistance to stretch
  • Maintains its shape and form at high temperatures
Hot-gas filtration fabrics, protective clothing, military helmets, protective vests, structural composites for aircraft and boats, sailcloth, tires, ropes and cables, mechanical rubber goods, marine and sporting goods.
BICOMPONENT
  Trade Names
  • Thermal bonding
  • Self bulking
  • Very fine fibers
  • Unique cross sections
  • The functionality of special polymers or additives at reduced cost
Uniform distribution of adhesive, Fiber remains a part of structure and adds integrity, Customized sheath materials to bond various materials, Wide range of bonding temperatures, Cleaner, environmentally friendly (no effluent), Recyclable, Lamination / molding / densification of composites.
LYOCELL
  Trade Names
  • Soft, strong, absorbent
  • Good dyeability
  • Fibrillates during wet processing to produce special textures
Dresses, slacks and coats.
MELAMINE
  Trade Names
  • White and dyeable
  • Flame resistance and low thermal conductivity
  • High heat dimensional stability
  • Processable on standard textile equipment
Fire Blocking Fabrics: Aircraft seating, fire blockers for upholstered furniture in high-risk occupancies (e.g., to meet California TB 133 requirements)

Protective Clothing: Firefighters' turnout gear, insulating thermal liners, knit hoods, molten metal splash apparel, heat resistant gloves.

Filter Media: High capacity, high efficiency, high temperature baghouse air filters.

MODACRYLIC
  Trade Names
  • Soft
  • Resilient
  • Abrasion- and flame-resistant
  • Quick-drying
  • Resists acids and alkalies
  • Retains shape
Apparel: Deep pile coats, trims, linings, simulated fur, wigs and hairpieces.

Fabrics: Fleece fabrics, industrial fabrics, knit-pile fabric backings, non-woven fabrics.

Home Furnishings: Awnings, blankets. Carpets, flame-resistant draperies and curtains, scatter rugs.

Other: Filters, paint rollers, stuffed toys.

NYLON
  Trade Names
  • Exceptionally strong
  • Supple
  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Lustrous
  • Easy to wash
  • Resists damage from oil and many chemicals
  • Resilient
  • Low in moisture absorbency
Apparel: Blouses, dresses, foundation garments, hosiery, lingerie and underwear, raincoats, ski and snow apparel, suits, windbreakers.

Home Furnishings: Bedspreads, carpets, draperies, curtains, upholstery.

Other: Air hoses, conveyor and seat belts, parachutes, racket strings, ropes and nets, sleeping bags, tarpaulins, tents, thread, tire cord, geotextiles.

OLEFIN
  Trade Names
  • Unique wicking properties that make it very comfortable
  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Quick-drying
  • Resistant to deterioration from chemicals, mildew, perspiration, rot, and weather
  • Sensitive to heat
  • Soil resistant
  • Strong; very lightweight
  • Excellent colorfastness
Apparel: Pantyhose, underwear, knitted sports shirts, men's half hose, men's knitted sportswear, sweaters.

Home Furnishings: Carpet and carpet backing, slipcovers, upholstery.

Other: Dye nets, filter fabrics, laundry and sandbags, geotextiles, automotive interiors, cordage, doll hair, industrial sewing thread.

POLYESTER
  Trade Names
  • Strong
  • Resistant to stretching and shrinking
  • Resistant to most chemicals
  • Quick-drying
  • Crisp and resilient when wet or dry
  • Wrinkle- and abrasion-resistant
  • Retains heat-set pleats and creases
  • Easy to wash
Apparel: Blouses, shirts, career apparel, children's wear, dresses, half hose, insulated garments, ties, lingerie and underwear, permanent press garments, slacks, suits.

Home Furnishings: Carpets, curtains, draperies, sheets and pillow cases.

Other: Fiberfill for various products, fire hose, power belting, ropes and nets, tire cord, sail, V-belts.

PBI
  Trade Names
  • Highly flame resistant
  • Outstanding comfort factor combined with thermal and chemical stability properties
  • Will not burn or melt
  • Low shrinkage, when exposed to flame.
Suitable for high-performance protective apparel such as firemen's turnout coats, astronaut space suits and applications where fire resistance is important.
RAYON
  Trade Names
  • Highly absorbent
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Easy to dye
  • Versatile
  • Good drapability
Apparel: Blouses, coats, dresses, jackets, lingerie, linings, millinery. rainwear, slacks, sports shirts, sportswear, suits, ties, work clothes.

Home Furnishings: Bedspreads, blankets, carpets, curtains, draperies, sheets, slipcovers, tablecloths, upholstery.

Other: Industrial products, medical,: surgical products, non-woven products, tire cord.

SPANDEX
  Trade Names
  • Can be stretched 500 percent without breaking
  • Can be stretched repeatedly and recover original length
  • Light-weight
  • Stronger and more durable than rubber
  • Resistant to body oils
Articles (where stretch is desired): Athletic apparel, bathing suits, delicate laces, foundation garments, golf jackets, ski pants, slacks, support and surgical hose.

Fiber Type    Trade Names    Manufacturer
ACETATE
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  1. Celanese
  2. Celstar
  3. Chromspun
  4. Estron
  5. MicroSafe
  1. Celanese Acetate
  2. Celanese Acetate
  3. Voridian Company
  4. Voridian Company
  5. Celanese Acetate
ACRYLIC
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  1. Acrilan
  2. BioFresh
  3. Bounce-Back
  4. CFF Fibrillated Fiber
  5. Conductrol
  6. Creslan
  7. Creslite
  8. Cresloft
  9. Duraspun
  10. Evolutia
  11. Ginny
  12. MicroSupreme
  13. Pil-Trol
  14. The Smart Yarns
  15. Wear-Dated
  16. WeatherBloc
  1. Solutia Inc.
  2. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
  3. Solutia Inc.
  4. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
  5. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
  6. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
  7. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
  8. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
  9. Solutia Inc.
  10. Solutia Inc.
  11. Solutia Inc.
  12. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
  13. Solutia Inc.
  14. Solutia Inc.
  15. Solutia Inc.
  16. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
ARAMID
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  1. Kevlar
  2. Nomex
  1. DuPont Performance Materials
  2. DuPont Performance Materials
BICOMPONENT
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  1. Fossfibre
  2. No-Shock
  1. Foss Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  2. Solutia Inc.Shakespeare Monofilaments & Specialty Polymers
FLUORO
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  1. Tefaire
  2. Teflon
  1. Toray Fluorofibers (America) Inc.
  2. Toray Fluorofibers (America) Inc.
LYOCELL
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  1. Tencel
  1. Tencel Inc
MELAMINE
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  1. Basofil
  1. Basofil Fibers, LLC
Modacrylic
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  1. SEF
  1. Solutia Inc.
NYLON 6
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  1. Anso
  2. Anso AllSport
  3. Anso Caress
  4. Anso Choice!
  5. Anso Color Solutions
  6. Anso CrushResister III
  7. Anso CrushResister III ACT
  8. Anso CrushResister TLC
  9. Anso DuroTwist
  10. Anso f(x)
  11. Anso HTX
  12. Anso Infinty
  13. Anso Premium
  14. Anso Replacement Plus
  15. Anso Soft
  16. Anso Solution
  17. Anso Total Comfort
  18. Anso Vibrance
  19. Caprolan
  20. Caprolan-RC
  21. Dry Step
  22. Nylon 6ix
  23. Permasoft
  24. Royalbrite
  25. Shimmereen
  26. Silky Touch
  27. Stay Gard
  28. Trilene
  29. Tru-Ballistic
  30. Ultra Micro Touch
  31. Ultra Touch
  32. Zefsport
  33. Zeftron Contex
  34. Zeftron Savant
  35. Zeftron Select
  36. Zeftron Solure
  1. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  2. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  3. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  4. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  5. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  6. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  7. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  8. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  9. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  10. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  11. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  12. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  13. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  14. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  15. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  16. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  17. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  18. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  19. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  20. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  21. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  22. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  23. Beaulieu of America, Inc.
  24. Royal-American Co. LLC
  25. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  26. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  27. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  28. Berkley, Inc.
  29. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  30. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  31. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  32. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  33. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  34. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  35. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
  36. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
NYLON 6.6
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  1. Antron
  2. Antron Advantage
  3. Antron II
  4. Antron Legacy
  5. Antron Lumena
  6. Cordura
  7. DSDN
  8. DuPont XTI
  9. DyeNAMIX
  10. Enka
  11. FiberLoc
  12. Micro Supplex
  13. Natrelle BCF
  14. SolarMax
  15. Stainmaster
  16. Stainmaster Luxura
  17. Stainmaster XTRA Life
  18. Supplex
  19. Tactasse
  20. TACTEL
  21. Ultron
  22. Ultron 3D
  23. Ultron VIP
  24. Wear-Dated
  25. Wear-Dated Assurance
  26. Wear-Dated Freedom
  27. Wear-Dated II
  28. Wear-Dated ThermaSealed
  1. INVISTA
  2. INVISTA
  3. INVISTA
  4. INVISTA
  5. INVISTA
  6. INVISTA
  7. INVISTA
  8. INVISTA
  9. Solutia Inc.
  10. Polyamide industrial Fibers, Inc.
  11. INVISTA
  12. INVISTA
  13. INVISTA
  14. INVISTA
  15. INVISTA
  16. INVISTA
  17. INVISTA
  18. INVISTA
  19. INVISTA
  20. INVISTA
  21. Solutia Inc.
  22. Solutia Inc.
  23. Solutia Inc.
  24. Solutia Inc.
  25. Solutia Inc.
  26. Solutia Inc.
  27. Solutia Inc.
  28. Solutia Inc.
NYLON 6 or 6.6
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  1. Meryl Mattesse
  2. Meryl
  3. Meryl Microfibre
  4. Meryl Nexten
  5. Meryl Satiné
  6. Meryl Skinlife
  7. Meryl Souple
  8. Meryl Spring
  9. Meryl Techno
  10. Wellon
  11. Wellstrand
  1. Nylstar, Inc.
  2. Nylstar, Inc.
  3. Nylstar, Inc.
  4. Nylstar, Inc.
  5. Nylstar, Inc.
  6. Nylstar, Inc.
  7. Nylstar, Inc.
  8. Nylstar, Inc.
  9. Nylstar, Inc.
  10. Wellman, Inc.
  11. Wellman, Inc.
OLEFIN
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  1. Amco
  2. American
  3. Angel Hair
  4. Biobarrier
  5. Bondtie
  6. Crowelon
  7. Crown Fiber
  8. Duron
  9. Dyneema
  10. E-B Meshr
  11. Elustra
  12. Essera
  13. Fibermesh
  14. Floterope
  15. Herculon
  16. HY - Colour
  17. HY - Comfort
  18. HY - Medical
  19. HY - Repeat
  20. HY - Soft
  21. HY- Strength
  22. Impressa
  23. Innova
  24. Marqesa
  25. Marquesa Lana
  26. Microblocker
  27. Mirafi
  28. Nouvelle
  29. Patlon III
  30. Poly Tying
  31. Polylasting
  32. Polyloom
  33. Polypro 6
  34. Polystar
  35. Prolan
  36. Pur-Ty
  37. Salus
  38. Soft 71
  39. Spectra 1000
  40. Spectra 900
  41. Spectra Fusion
  42. Spectra Guard
  43. Spectra Shield
  44. Spectra Shield Plus
  45. SpectraFlex
  46. Tekton
  47. Telar
  48. Tensylon
  49. Trace
  50. Trustite
  51. Typar
  52. Typelle
  53. Tyrite
  54. Tyvec
  55. Ultraline
  56. Welltite
  1. Samson Rope Technologies
  2. Samson Rope Technologies
  3. Wayn-Tex, Inc.
  4. Reemay, Inc.
  5. Samson Rope Technologies
  6. Crowe Rope Industries, Inc.
  7. Nexcel Synthetics
  8. Drake Extrusion
  9. DSM High Performance Fibers
  10. Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc.
  11. FiberVisions Incorporated
  12. American Fibers and Yarns Company
  13. SI Corporation
  14. Samson Rope Technologies
  15. FiberVisions Incorporated
  16. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
  17. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
  18. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
  19. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
  20. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
  21. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
  22. American Fibers and Yarns Company
  23. American Fibers and Yarns Company
  24. American Fibers and Yarns Company
  25. Shaw Industries - Permacolor Fibers
  26. SI Corporation
  27. TenCate Geosynthetics
  28. FiberVisions Incorporated
  29. Shaw Industries - Permacolor Fibers
  30. Blue Mountain Industries, Inc.
  31. Blue Mountain Industries, Inc.
  32. TC Thiolon
  33. Columbian Rope Company
  34. Nexcel Synthetics
  35. Rõnile, Inc.
  36. Wellington
  37. Filament Fiber Technology Incorporated (FFT)
  38. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
  39. Honeywell International
  40. Honeywell International
  41. Honeywell International
  42. Honeywell International
  43. Honeywell International
  44. Honeywell International
  45. Honeywell International
  46. Reemay, Inc.
  47. Filament Fiber Technology Incorporated (FFT)
  48. SI Corporation
  49. American Fibers and Yarns Company
  50. Nexcel Synthetics
  51. Reemay, Inc.
  52. Reemay, Inc.
  53. Nexcel Synthetics
  54. DuPont Performance Materials
  55. Samson Rope Technologies
  56. Wellington
PBI
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  1. PBI
  1. Celanese Acetate
PELCO
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  1. Securus
  1. Honeywell International
PEN
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  1. Pentex
  1. Honeywell International
POLYESTER
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  1. A.C.E.
  2. Accepta
  3. Avora FR
  4. Avora Plus
  5. Barricaut
  6. Beltec
  7. Celbond
  8. Colorbrite
  9. ColorGuard
  10. Comforel
  11. ComFortrel
  12. ComFortrel Plus
  13. ComFortrel XP
  14. Coolmax
  15. Dacron
  16. Delcron
  17. Diolen
  18. DSP
  19. ESP
  20. Fillwell
  21. Fillwell II
  22. Fillwell Plus
  23. Fortrel
  24. Fortrel BactiShield
  25. Fortrel EcoSpun
  26. Fortrel MicroSpun
  27. HardCut
  28. Holofiber
  29. Hydrotec
  30. Imbue
  31. Loftguard
  32. Loftguard Xtra
  33. Microdenier Sensura
  34. Microlux
  35. Microtherm
  36. Orel
  37. Pentec
  38. Polarguard 3D
  39. Polarguard Classic
  40. Polarguard Delta
  41. Polarguard HV
  42. QualiFlo
  43. Reemay
  44. Retrieve
  45. Sensura
  46. Serelle
  47. Serene
  48. Spunnaire
  49. Steripur
  50. Stretch-aire
  51. Substraight
  52. Tairilin
  53. UltraFlo
  54. Ultura
  1. Honeywell International
  2. KoSa
  3. KoSa
  4. KoSa
  5. Honeywell International
  6. Honeywell International
  7. KoSa
  8. DAK Americas, LLC
  9. Martin Color-Fi, Inc.
  10. INVISTA
  11. Wellman, Inc.
  12. Wellman, Inc.
  13. Wellman, Inc.
  14. INVISTA
  15. DAK Americas, LLC
  16. DAK Americas, LLC
  17. Diolen Industrial Fibers Inc.
  18. Honeywell International
  19. KoSa
  20. Wellman, Inc.
  21. Wellman, Inc.
  22. Wellman, Inc.
  23. Wellman, Inc.
  24. Wellman, Inc.
  25. Wellman, Inc.
  26. Wellman, Inc.
  27. Honeywell International
  28. Wellman, Inc.
  29. DAK Americas, LLC
  30. KoSa
  31. KoSa
  32. KoSa
  33. Wellman, Inc.
  34. KoSa
  35. KoSa
  36. DuPont Filaments
  37. Honeywell International
  38. KoSa
  39. KoSa
  40. KoSa
  41. KoSa
  42. Reemay, Inc.
  43. Reemay, Inc.
  44. Marglen Industries
  45. Wellman, Inc.
  46. KoSa
  47. KoSa
  48. Wellman, Inc.
  49. DAK Americas, LLC
  50. KoSa
  51. Honeywell International
  52. Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America
  53. Reemay, Inc.
  54. Wellman, Inc.
RAYON
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SPANDEX
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  1. Dorlastan
  2. Glospan
  3. Lycra
  1. Dorlastan Fibers LLC
  2. RadiciSpandex Corporation
  3. INVISTA

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