Q:

What does acrylic mean?

A:

Quick Answer

The word "acrylic" comes from the Latin "acrolein," meaning "a sharp smell," and was named for the odor released during production. An acrylic is a chemical substance derived from acrylic acid, and is manufactured in a number of chemical compositions.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

Acrylics can be manufactured in a number of forms, including synthetic fiber, resin, rubber and glass-like plastic called polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). In the form of PMMA it is a transparent thermoplastic often used as a substitute for glass. Acrylic can also be used to denote a type of fast-drying paint used by artists, which consists of pigment in an emulsion of acrylic polymer.

Learn more about Clothing

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Where are H&M clothes made?

    A:

    As of 2014, Hennes & Mauritz AB outsources production to about 900 suppliers, 80 percent of whom are in Asia and the rest in Europe and Africa. The designs are created in Sweden.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is Pellon material?

    A:

    Pellon manufactures quilting and sewing materials such as interfacing, batting and fabrics, as well as foam and fiber fill The company is well known for its innovative production of the interfacing material, which is produced using a state-of-the-art processing method that creates a nonwoven woven textile with synthetic fibers, as stated by Pellon. The company has been an innovator in textile production in the United States since 1950.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the difference between tartan and plaid?

    A:

    "Tartan" is the word used for a checkered pattern, and "plaid" is the word used for a piece of cloth that has a checkered pattern on it. The two terms are nearly interchangeable.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can a person make a T-shirt order form?

    A:

    To make a T-shirt order form, the drafter opens a new document in a word processing program like Microsoft Word, then creates a table in which customers can indicate what they want to order. Drop-down boxes, check boxes and other tools make t-shirt order forms more efficient.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore