Textile Update

Textile Update

Latest Episodes

Synthetic Fibers Lecture C
August 09, 2019

Olefin and Acrylic both have interesting special uses.

Synthetic Fibers Lecture B
August 02, 2019

What makes Polyester a “workhorse” fiber?

Synthetic Fibers Lecture A
July 26, 2019

The first synthetic fiber was nylon

Regenerated Fibers Lecture C
July 19, 2019

Acetate is crummy.

Regenerated Fibers Lecture B
July 12, 2019

Viscose, Modal, Cupra, what’s the deal?

Regenerated Fibers Lecture A
July 05, 2019

The regenerated natural fibers come from natural sources but are “man” made.

Manufacturing Fibers Lecture C
June 28, 2019

There are other ways to modify manufactured fibers, including texturizing.

Manufacturing Fibers Lecture B
June 21, 2019

We can modify manufactured fibers by adding compounds to the “dope”.

Manufacturing Fibers Lecture A
June 14, 2019

Manufacturing fibers involved either using naturally occurring polymers or synthesizing polymers in the laboratory.

Cellulose Fibers Lecture B
June 07, 2019

Cotton is King and with good reason