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 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 »

Items made from acrylic yarn or fibers do not shrink when washed. The items also do not shrink in the dryer, so it is safe to include the pieces with other types of laundry when washing. 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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Fabrics that shrink in the dryer include natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and wool. Dryers also can make dark-colored fabrics appear damaged regardless of fabric type by giving the fibers a raised, powdery appearanc... More »

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 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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