Arcylic fabric is a synthetic (man-made) fabric
that can be made to look and feel very similar to
wool. As a result, acrylic fabric is commonly used
in many types of clothing as a replacement for
wool (sweaters, socks, shirts). Acrylic fabric is
also used for many other uses, such as: blankets,
rugs, furniture coverings, and stuffed animals.
Overall, the properties of acrylic fabric are very
similar to wool, including the fact that acrylic
fabric can be ruined by excessive heat. Excessive
heating can cause items made from acrylic fabric
to discolor, melt, or even burn.If we could say
that wool has a good "thermal diffusivity" (
thermal diffusivity is the thermal conductivity
divided by density and specific heat capacity at
constant pressure), then acrylic fabric does, too.
Check out the following website for some pictures
of acrylic fabric, as well as some additional
information on the production and uses of acrylic:
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