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Does acrylic fabric have good thermal diffusivity?
Question Date: 2014-02-01
Answer 1:

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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