Definition Of Acrylic

Definition Of Acrylic

Acrylic fibers are synthetic fibers made from a polymer. Acrylic is also called acrilan fabric

More About Acrylic

  • Acrylic fibre is manufactured as a filament, then cut into short staple lengths similar to wool hairs, and spun into yarn
  • Modacrylic is a modified acrylic fiber that contains at least 35% and at most 85% acrylonitrile monomer
  • Acrylic is lightweight, soft, and warm, with a wool like feel
  • Acrylic is resistant to moths, oils, chemicals, and is very resistant to deterioration from sunlight exposure
  • Pigmented fiber has highest light-fastness
  • Its fibers are very resilient compared to both other synthetics and natural fibers
  • Acrylic is used in clothing as a less expensive alternative to wool due to similar feeling of the materials
  • Some acrylic fabrics may fuzz or pill easily. Other fibers and fabrics are designed to minimize pilling
  • Acrylic takes color well and is washable
  • Acrylic is generally hypoallergenic
  • Acrylic is a hand crafting fiber for crafters who knit or crochet
  • Acrylic yarn may be considered as "cheap" because it is typically priced lower than its natural-fiber counterparts
  • Acrylic lacks some of their properties, including softness and the ability to felt or take acid dyes
  • The acrylic fiber requires heat to kill or set the shape of the finished garment
  • It is used to describe a clear, glass-like plastic known as poly(methyl) methacrylate (PMMA)
  • PMMA, also called acrylic glass has properties that make it a better choice for many products that might otherwise be made of glass

Uses of Acrylic

  • Vehicles produce high levels of pollutants like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and smoke
  • Carbon monoxide is produced from incomplete burning of fuels such as petrol and diesel. It reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of blood
  • The industries produce pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. They dissolve in rainwater and form acid rains
  • These acid rains corrode monuments and make water bodies acidic
  • Petroleum refineries are the major source of pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide
  • It can cause respiratory problems and permanent lung damage
  • It leads to damage of pine forests in parts of Europe and north America and damage to vegetation