Acrylic fabric is made from the chemical acrylonitrile. Acrylonitrile, which is a petrochemical derived from refining crude oil, is also used in the production of resins and plastics. 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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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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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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Lurex fabric is made using metal fiber, manufactured mostly from silver and gold. The end fabric can be coated with either metal or plastic, but metal has to be present either as the outer covering or at the fabric's cor... More »

Faux leather fabrics are made from several materials including polyester fabric, cotton, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), phthalic acid and even real shredded leather. There are two types of faux leather construction: polyureth... More »

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