Art silk

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An unstandardized name used in the 1920s for Mercerized cotton, Cellulose acetate, and rayon. This term has been disallowed by the Federal Trade Commission.

Synonyms and Related Terms

art silk; seda arficial (Esp.); soie artificielle (Fr.); kunstzijde (Ned);

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 654
  • S.R.Trotman, E.R. Trotman, Textile Analysis, J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1932

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