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[American Kynol] A registered trademark for a flame resistant thermoset novoloid fiber composed of a phenolic resin. Kynol® was developed in 1968 by Carborundum, then licensed to Nippon Kynol and American Kynol for production. The fibers are inert to all solvents and have fair resistance to acids and alkalis. Kynol® is used in spacecraft and for flameproof clothing.

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Additional Information

Kynol: Website

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996 Comment: produced by Gunei Chemical Industry in Japan and sold by American Kynol