What does orlon mean?

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ˈɔr lɒnor·lon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Orlonnoun

    an acrylic fiber or the lightweight crease-resistant fabric made with Orlon yarns

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  1. Orlonnoun

    a synthetic fibre used in yarn and knitwear

  2. Etymology: From orl- (perhaps after Orleans) + -on (compare nylon, rayon, developed by the same company).

Wikipedia

  1. orlon

    Acrylic fibers are synthetic fibers made from a polymer (polyacrylonitrile) with an average molecular weight of ~100,000, about 1900 monomer units. For a fiber to be called "acrylic" in the US, the polymer must contain at least 85% acrylonitrile monomer. Typical comonomers are vinyl acetate or methyl acrylate. DuPont created the first acrylic fibers in 1941 and trademarked them under the name Orlon. It was first developed in the mid-1940s but was not produced in large quantities until the 1950s. Strong and warm acrylic fiber is often used for sweaters and tracksuits and as linings for boots and gloves, as well as in furnishing fabrics and carpets. It is manufactured as a filament, then cut into short staple lengths similar to wool hairs, and spun into yarn. Modacrylic is a modified acrylic fiber that contains at least 35% and at most 85% acrylonitrile. Vinylidene chloride or vinyl bromide used in modacrylic give the fiber flame retardant properties. End-uses of modacrylic include faux fur, wigs, hair extensions and protective clothing.

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  1. orlon

    Orlon is a type of acrylic fiber that is often used in clothing and textiles. It is known for its strength, durability, and resistance to weathering, sunlight, and chemicals. It was first created by the DuPont Company in the 1940s and is commonly used in sweaters, hats, gloves, and other types of outerwear.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orlon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orlon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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