Manufactured Fibers

(Synthetic) Fibers

Manufactured Fibers = Synthetic

Manufactured fibers are man-made and are created by combining various substances with chemicals.


How Things Are Made

  • Solid raw materials and chemicals are melted or dissolved to form a thick liquid.
  • The liquid is forced through tiny holes of a mechanical device known as a spinnerette to form filaments.
  • The filaments are then stretched, hardened and crimped and/or cut into lengths.


Examples of Manufactured Fibers

Spandex

Polyester

Rayon

Acrylic