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trademark for an acrylic fiber available in filaments (long single strands) or staples (bundles of short fibers). Orlon is resistant to sunlight and atmospheric gases, which makes it ideal for awnings and other outdoor uses. It is also characterized by stability, resistance to shrinkage, a soft, warm feel, and good drapability. The filaments have a high tensile strength that is almost as good when wet as dry. The fibers have good elasticity and low moisture absorption. Orlon is resistant to chemicals, chiefly acids, and it has the ability to withstand high temperatures, which makes it suitable for various industrial uses. Other uses for the filament include evening wear, sports fabrics, and rainwear. The staple fiber is used in bulky suiting fabric, overcoatings and topcoatings, dress fabrics, knitted wear, and washable woven sportswear.
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Though most weavers have long adopted synthetic fibers like orlon, which considerably shorten and simplify their work, those only marginally involved in weaving, or those weaving for themselves, may still use wool, if only because they own sheep.
You look like an undertaker, she thought, but trudged back upstairs to change to a black Orlon sweater, bittersweet peasant skirt and black rhythm sandals.
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Nylon, Vinyon N, Orlon, Dynel, Dacron, and other chemical resistant synthetic cloths are available.
The spawning mops were constructed of green, 100% orlon yarn with 60-80 strands each and were 12.7 cm long.
Hence they are often chanted like incantations: "Toyota Corolla, Toyota Celica, Toyota Cressida" (155); "Tegrin, Denorex, Selsun Blue" (289); "Dacron, Orlon, Lycra Spandex" (52).
Its control over nylon, Orlon acrylic, and Dacron polyester rested on its willingness to invest in research and development, a strategy ignored by American Viscose and Celanese.
I once spent two weeks teaching human students about the Norsemen: we wrote epics, built miniature dragon ships, wrapped ourselves in fuzzy Orlon blankets, and drank warned ginger ale from my Aunt Rose's pink plastic goblets.
Manufacturing Processes: Dry, Needled, Spray Bonded, Glazed, Air Laid, Carded, Composites, Laminated, Thermal Bonded Fibers: Rayon, PET, Cotton, Orlon Thickness: 2 1/2 mils-1000 mils Weights: 12 gpsy-10 opsy Widths: Up to 96 in.
fibers such as dacron or orlon. Washing in hot water is
PHOTO : casual dresses were colorful and fun like this trio of orlon jersey knits.
Waneeta has twin daughters named Polly and Esther and boys named Orlon, Rayon (Ray) and Dacron (Dack).