Types of Synthetic Fibres
- Depending upon the types of chemicals used for manufacturing, synthetic fibres are named as Rayon, nylon, polyester and acrylic.
Rayon or Artificial Silk
- It is a man-made fibre obtained from a natural source wood pulp
- It can be dyed in a wide variety of colours
- Rayon is mixed with cotton to make bed sheets or mixed with wool to make carpets
- It was the first fully synthetic fibre. It was prepared from coal water and air.
- Nylon fibres are strong elastic and light, lustrous and easy to wash.
- It is used to make many items like socks, ropes, tents, tooth brushes, car seat belts, steeping bags, curtains etc.
Car Seat Belts
- Nylon is also used for making parachutes and ropes for rock climbing
- It remains crisp, wrinkle free and easy to wash, so it is quite suitable for making dressing material
- Terylene, can be drawn into very fine fibres that can be woven like any other yarn.
- PET, is used for making bottles, utensils, films, wires and many other useful products.
Acrylic is an artificial wool