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One of several synthetic, long-chain polymer textile fibers containing 35-85 percent acrylonitrile.

[mod(ified) acrylic.]
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Tarasafe Knits combines the unmatched comfort of cotton with inherently flame resistant modacrylic fiber for multi-hazard protection.
As part of the package, government has withdrawn 11pc customs duty on synthetic filament tow of acrylic or modacrylic by inclusion in the Prime Minister's Export Package.
11% Customs Duty on Synthetic filament tow of acrylic or modacrylic (PCT 5501.3000) is being withdrawn by inclusion in the Prime Minister Export Package.
* Zuhaib Hassan, PhD student - Istanbul Technical University (Turkey) for his poster: Development of Nonwovens by Modacrylic Fibers for Industrial Applications
In addition, Master Textile is also producing fabrics with inherent flame retardant yarn made from modacrylic fibers.
wicking, silver-antimicrobial wonder-wrap made of a lightweight, treated blend of Modacrylic and Rayon.
He says most companies use "various types of barrier fabrics" such as cotton treated with boric acid or rayon treated with silica--both relatively benign chemicals--as well as fire-resistant materials such as modacrylic fiber (which contains antimony oxide, a carcinogen) and melamine resin (which contains formaldehyde).
TaraMod[TM] is a range of inherently flame resistant modacrylic and cellulose blended protective clothing.