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Creslan Type 61, Acrylic


[Sterling Fibers] A registered trademark for a lightweight, strong, wrinkle resistant acrylic. Creslan is a copolymer of Acrylonitrile with acrylamide. It was first sold in 1956 by American Cyanamid. Creslan is durable in sunlight, exhibits resistance to acids and most cleaning solvents, but deteriorates in alkalis.


Synonyms and Related Terms

Fiber X-54; Exlan

Density 1.17

Additional Information

Sterling Fibers: Website






Properties of Synthetic Fibers

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 12
  • Rosalie Rosso King, 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
  • Website address 1, Website address 1 Comment:
  • Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983

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