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ULITA - an Archive of International Textiles

acrylic fibre sample
Date: mid 20th-late 20th Century
Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm (4 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)
Medium: acrylic
Description: Spool of white fibre - undrawn acrylyl piperidine, a type of acrylamide. Acrylyl piperidine is made by reacting acrylyl chloride with an amine - piperidine in a solution of benzene of toluene. Polymerisation can be induced by heat, UV light or a chemical catalyst.
Inv. No.: 2009.167.1

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