• Charles H. Fisher


Fibers,1–7 flexible and having a high ratio of length to width and cross section, are an important segment of the 100 million tons of polymers manufactured annually in the world.8 Fibers have been classified3 as:
  • Naturally Occurring Fibers
    • Vegetable (cellulosic), e.g., cotton, linen, ramie.

    • Animal (protein), e.g., wool, mohair, silk.

    • Mineral, e.g., asbestos.

  • Man-Made or Manufactured Fibers
    • From natural organic polymers, e.g., rayon, acetate.

    • From synthetic organic polymers, e.g., polyester, nylon.

    • From inorganic substances, e.g., glass, metallic, ceramic.


Vinyl Chloride Natural Fiber Aramid Fiber Isophthalic Acid Butylene Terephthalate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles H. Fisher
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  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentRoanoke CollegeSalemUSA

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