Man Made Fibre
What does Man Made Fibre mean?
As the name implies, fibre that is artificially produced and not of natural origin. Some man made fibres have found immense commercial success and use, such as nylon.
Heddels explains Man Made Fibre
Man made fibers were first created to improve upon natural fibers and are categorized into two groups: regenerated and synthetic fibers. The first man made fibers to be produced were regenerated fibers such as viscose rayon in 1892 and cellulose acetate in 1918.
These types of fibers are created by breaking down cellulose or wood pulp, then regenerating them by extrusion. On the other hand, synthetic fibers are produced from coal or oil, and include fibers such as acrylic, nylon, polyester, and spandex.