|Major Generic Fibers||Characteristics||Major Domestic and Industrial Uses|
||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
||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.
||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.|
||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.|
||Dresses, slacks and coats.|
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||Suitable for high-performance protective apparel such as firemen’s turnout coats, astronaut space suits and applications where fire resistance is important.|
||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.
||Articles (where stretch is desired): Athletic apparel, bathing suits, delicate laces, foundation garments, golf jackets, ski pants, slacks, support and surgical hose.|