[Solutia, Inc.] A registered trademark for an acrylonitrile-vinyl acetate copolymer fiber that is commonly used in textiles. Acrilan® was first produced in 1949 by Chemstrand Corp. After slight changes in the formulation and manufacturing procedures, Acrilan® was commercially manufactured in 1954. It is an acrylic fiber copolymerized with less than 15% vinyl acetate groups. Acrilans are noted for softness, strength and wrinkle-resistant properties. Acrilan® is used for clothing, carpets, drapes, upholstery and laminates.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Soluble in dimethyl sulfoxide, ethylene carbonate, and nitriles.
Insoluble in ethanol, acetone, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, and ligroin.
Hazards and Safety
Solutia: Acrilan® fiber
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
- Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
- Meredith Montague, contributed information, 1998
- Website address 2 Comment: Solutia Inc. (formerly Monsanto Fibers) Website: Link