and the years they were invented
Just for Fun
This short film from 1949 explains the process of making nylon.
Man made fibers have changed the textile industry in many ways. Click on the fiber below and find a short history of each synthetic fiber and the properties that make it unique.
Nylon, Acrylic, Polyester, Rayon, Spandex
Common Synthetic Fibers
Specialty synthetic fibers include:
Rayon (1894) artificial silk