Anidex fiber

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A manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 50% by weight of one or more esters of a monohydric alcohol and acrylic acid (Federal Trade Commission definition). The crosslinked acrylic elastomeric fiber was commercially introduced under the trademarked name of ANIM/8 in 1970 by Rohm and Haas. It was discontinued a short time later because it was unable to compete with the excellent properties of spandex.

Synonyms and Related Terms

ANIM/8® [Rohm & Haas]

Other Properties

Elongation = > 500%

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Marjory L. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1986