acrylic fiber
noun Date: 1951 a quick-drying synthetic textile fiber made by polymerization of acrylonitrile usually with other monomers

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  • Acrylic fiber — Acrylic fibers are synthetic fibers made from a polymer (polyacrylonitrile) with an average molecular weight of 100,000, about 1900 monomer units. To be called acrylic in the U.S, the polymer must contain at least 85% acrylonitrile monomer.… …   Wikipedia

  • acrylic fiber — n. any of a group of synthetic polymeric fibers composed at least 85 percent by weight of acrylonitrile units and made into fabrics …   English World dictionary

  • acrylic fiber — noun polymerized from acrylonitrile • Syn: ↑acrylic • Hypernyms: ↑man made fiber, ↑synthetic fiber * * * noun : any of various synthetic textile fibers made by polymerization of acrylonitrile usually with other monomers that are quick drying and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrylic fiber — akrilinis pluoštas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Pluoštas, turintis ≥ 85% pasikartojančių akrilnitrilo grandžių. atitikmenys: angl. acrylic fiber; polyacrylic fiber rus. акриловое волокно; полиакриловое волокно ryšiai: sinonimas –… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • acrylic fiber —    Generic name for a manufactured fiber in which the fiber forming substance is any long chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of acrylonitrile units …   Forensic science glossary

  • acrylic fiber — Chem. any of the group of synthetic textile fibers, as Orlon, made by the polymerization of acrylonitrile as the principal component with one or more other monomers. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • acrylic fiber — noun Synthetic fibers made from a polymer …   Wiktionary

  • acrylic fiber — acryl′ic fi′ber n. chem. any of the group of synthetic textile fibers, as Orlon, made by the polymerization of acrylonitrile • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • Acrylic — may refer to: * chemical compounds that contain the acryl group derived from acrylic acid * Acrylic fiber, a synthetic polymer fiber that contains at least 85% acrylonitrile * Acrylic paint, fast drying paint containing pigment suspended in an… …   Wikipedia

  • acrylic — [ə kril′ik] adj. [ ACR(OLEIN) + YL + IC] 1. of or pertaining to acrylic acid or products made of it 2. designating or of a series of olefin acids with the general formula CnH2n 2O2 3. designating or of an acrylic resin product (paint, fiber,… …   English World dictionary

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