First U.S. Commercial Saran Fiber Production: 1940, Dow Chemical Company.
Federal Trade Commission Definition for Saran Fiber: A manufactured fiber in which the fiberforming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 80% by weight of vinylidene chloride units, (-CH2-CCI2-)X. (Complete FTC Fiber Rules here.)
Characteristics and Saran Fiber Uses Saran fibers wear well and resist common chemicals, sunlight, staining, fading, mildew and the weather. Fabrics made from Saran fibers can be easily washed with soap and water. They are non-flammable. Saran monofilaments are comparatively stiff and they soften at low temperatures. The fiber is heavy compared with most apparel fibers. Saran fibers are used for upholstery in public conveyances, deck chairs, garden furniture, etc. The weight of Saran fibers is too great for wide use as a general textile material.
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