Types of synthetic fibres

By | September 12, 2016

Question 1 What are synthetic fibres?

Question 2 Define the term polymerisation?

Question 3 What are polymers?

Question 4 Name the 4 types of synthetic polymers?

Types of synthetic fibres

The man-made fibres produced from chemical substances are called synthetic fibres.

They are made in industry by the chemical process called polymerisation.A synthetic fibre is a long chain of small units joined together.

Many many small small units join together one after the other to form a very large single unit called polymer.

A synthetic polymer is made from the molecules of a monomer joined together to form very long chains.

They are also known as man-made fibres or artificial fibres.

There are 4 major types of synthetic fibres or man-made fibres:

1)Rayon

2)Nylon

3)Polyester

4)Acrylic

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