modacrylic


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modacrylic,

synthetic copolymer fiber. Modacrylics are soft, strong, resilient, and dimensionally stable. They can be easily dyed, show good press and shape retention, and are quick to dry. They have outstanding resistance to chemicals and solvents, are not attacked by moths or mildew, and are nonallergenic. Among their uses are in apparel linings, furlike outerwear, paint-roller covers, scatter rugs, carpets, and work clothing and as hair in wigs.

modacrylic

[¦mäd·ə′kril·ik]
(textiles)
Of a synthetic fiber, composed of less than 85% and more than 35% by weight of acrylonitrile units.
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