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MFA# 2006.271


A single, continuous strand of glass or synthetic fiber that is heavy enough to be used alone as yarn. Monofilaments may be spun individually or prepared by extrusion through a spinneret. Monofilaments may be used for textiles or as fishing line, hosiery or bristles.

Synonyms and Related Terms

monofilamento (Esp.); monofilament (Ned);

Resources and Citations

  • 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
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 932
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993

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