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synthetic fiber

[sin′thed·ik ′fī·bər]
(textiles)
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WORLD MANUFACTURED FIBER SUPPLY (thousand metric tons) % Annual Growth Item 1990 2000 2005 00/90 00/05 World Textile Fiber Production 20544 34203 44300 5.
The trainee will be taught the proper visual and microscopical preliminary observations and examinations to distinguish between natural and manufactured fibers as broad categories.
Manufactured fibers are defined as: cellulosic -- rayon, acetate and triacetate derived from naturally occurring cellulose; and synthetic -- nylon, polyester, olefins and acrylic -- made from petrochemical feedstock.
Item 1989 1998 2003 World Manufactured Fiber Production 20467 29434 37800 China 1592 4895 7626 United States 4167 4738 5415 Western Europe 4160 4110 4548 Taiwan 1759 3294 3856 South Korea 1250 2505 3099 Rest of World 7539 9892 13256 % Annual Growth Item 98/89 03/98 World Manufactured Fiber Production 4.
Continuing established trends seen over the past decade, China will increase its share of manufactured fiber production.
It was presumably the reduced profitability of manufactured fibers which led DuPont, the industry leader for decades, to sell off most of its fiber business and devote its efforts to products yielding profits more in line with the company's criteria for return on investment.
quality manufactured fiber with our patent pending Sheath-Lok(TM) system - designed for precise placement and accurate performance
Part 1 Determining Melting Range of a Manufactured Fiber Part 2 Identifying and Discriminating Nylon 6 and 6,6 by Melting Points Part 3 Comparing Fibers by Melting Points
Based on this decision, PLA will now be defined as such: "A manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is composed of at least 85% by weight of lactic acid ester units derived from naturally occurring sugars.
PPG and Nan Ya have jointly manufactured fiber glass in Asia since 1991.
A manufactured fiber in which the fiber forming substance is composed of typically petroleum-based compounds such as polyisoprene or neoprene.
The application is based on the Federal Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, which requires that the FTC approve any new manufactured fiber before it can be marketed in the U.

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