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Melamine Fiber Merino Wool Metallic Fiber Modacrylic Fiber

Melamine Fiber

A manufactured fiber designed for its heat stability, solvent resistance and flame resistance. It’s used for fire blocking fabrics, protective clothing and heat resistant gloves.

Merino Wool

Merino WoolThe highest, finest and best wool obtained anywhere in the world. This fiber is used only in the best of woolen fabrics. It resembles cashmere.

Metallic Fiber

A manufactured fiber composed of metal, plastic-coated metal, or metal-coated plastic. It’s used in textiles, which are either composed of metal, or fibers of other materials with a metal coating. Uses include decorative purposes in apparel, braids, draperies, laces, uniform decorations, ribbons, table linens and upholstery. Metallic fabrics are often used in formal and evening wear.

Modacrylic Fiber

Modacrylic, also called modified acrylic, it is a medium weight fiber that is highly resistant to sunlight. Modacrylic fibers have characteristics of being soft, resilient, easy to dye to bright shades, abrasion resistant, flame resistant, quick drying, resistant to acids and alkalies, and it retains its shape. It can be made into fabrics like fleece, knit-pile backing, and nonwoven fabrics. It is suitable for making garments such as deep-pile coats, trims and linings, simulated fur, wigs and hair pieces, children’s sleepwear, career apparel, blankets, carpets, flame-resistant draperies and stuffed toys.


Angora Goat MohairA long, white, lustrous hair obtained from the Angora goat, one of the oldest animals known to man. The goats are primarily raised in South Africa, Western Asia, Turkey, and some are in the U.S. Angora is 2-1/2 times as strong as wool. Mohair plush is a fabric with a cut pile of mohair yarns. It is lustrous, smooth, glossy, extremely strong, and will hold a permanent embossing. End uses include sweaters, coats, suits, and scarves.


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