In winter, temperature generally gets reduced
During winter, formation of snow also takes place
To survive in such cold conditions, we need woollen clothes to protect ourselves.
As woollen clothes are more expensive, people started searching for a cheaper fibre
That lead to the discovery of acrylic fibre which is used to make sweaters and shawls.
Acrylic is one of the synthetic fibres
Acrylic is also called artificial wool because it resembles natural wool.
‘Acrylic’ fibre has many advantages
It is cheaper than wool and are available in various colours.
It is warm and lightweight, and so we wear sweaters and shawls made of this fibre in winter.
It is even soft, flexible and resistant to chemicals
It is cheaper compared to natural fibres and popular in clothing industry
It is highly used for making yarns, boat sails and vehicle covers because it is strong, durable, waterproof and easier to clean.
Acrylic fibre has some disadvantages also
They burn easily and melt on our skin.
So it is dangerous to use synthetic material in front of fire i.e in kitchen and laboratory
When they are burnt, toxic fumes are released
The toxic fumes released cause air pollution.
And also they should be washed only by hand or dry cleaning to prevent wear and tear.
In case of prolonged wearing, it may cause skin allergies.
So we should restrict the uses of acrylic fibers in these situations.
Acrylic is one of the synthetic fibre
Acrylic fibres are also called the artificial wool as it resembles wool
It is used to make covers for vehicle, sail yarn as it strong, durable and waterproof in nature
It is cheaper than natural fibres and very much used clothing industry
They can burn more rapidly than natural fibers like cotton
These fibres are not skin friendly so they are uncomfortable for users