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Qiana® dress


[DuPont] A former registered trademark for a silk-like nylon fabric composed of PACM-12 fibers. Qiana® was first introduced in 1968. However, that fiber is no longer produced and the name is currently used at DuPont for a certification mark for any fabrics reaching a set standard. Qiana® fabric had the look and feel of silk but could be machine washed. It was resistant to abrasion and most chemicals.

Synonyms and Related Terms

quiana; nylon PACM-12





Other Properties

Tenacity = 3.0-3.5 g/denier Elongation = 20.30% Moisture regain = 2.0-2.5%

Melting Point 275
Density 1.03

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Marjory L. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1986
  • J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II Man-made Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Website address 1 Comment: www.straw.com/sig/dyehist - 1968
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 723
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Website address 2 Comment: www.astm.org - gives as registered trademark