Acrylic shrinks when treated in a washer and dryer under moderate to high heat. Acrylic is synthetic, composed primarily of plastic and prone to deforming and shrinking during laundering. More »

Acrylic fabrics do not shrink when machine dried, but all synthetic fabrics have a tendency to pucker, so it is important to dry the garments on a low setting. Acrylic fabrics are also prone to static, which can be remed... More »

Acrylic sweaters do not shrink. In fact, acrylic fiber is more prone to stretching than shrinking. Washing instructions must be followed to ensure that an acrylic garment does not lose form and become baggy. More »

Acrylic fabrics do not shrink when machine dried, but all synthetic fabrics have a tendency to pucker, so it is important to dry the garments on a low setting. Acrylic fabrics are also prone to static, which can be remed... More »

Acrylic fabric can shrink in high heat, but is fine in normal-heat laundering. For best results, though, washing in lukewarm water is best. More »

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Nylon, like most synthetic materials, is highly resistant to heat and does not typically shrink in a dryer. Nylon garments may permanently wrinkle in a hot dryer, so use a low setting and fabric softener when drying nylo... More »

Acrylic fabric is primarily made from a manufactured substance called "acrylonitrile." The DuPont chemical company created acrylic in 1944, but it was not commercially available until six years later. The fabric has a sm... More »

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