Acrylic and Synthetic Yarns

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Acrylic and Synthetic Yarns

Ever wonder about synthetic yarns and exactly where they come from? Well, as you probably guessed, there's a chemical process involved. Propylene, a natural gas derivative, is processed from a liquid into a powder that is then mixed with a solvent and turned into a thick, molasses-like substance. More processing ensues to turn the thick goo into fibers that can be spun into yarn.



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