This work examines the science and technology used in the manufacture of acrylic fibre for both mass-produced commodity products and premium products. It elucidates the chemistry and fibre production techniques of speciality acrylics such as flame-retardant, water-reversible bicomponent, producer dyed and others. Capacity figures for developing countries are published here.;This work is intended for: polymer, fibre and textile scientists, chemists and engineers; physical and dye chemists; textile company managers; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
History; the acrylic fibre industry today; polymerization; wet-spinning technology; dry-spinning technology; product variants; acrylic polymer characterization in the solid state and in solution; thermal and actinic degradation; dyeing processes; apparel end uses; home furnishings and industrial applications.