modacrylic fiber

mod′a•cryl′ic fi′ber

(ˈmɒd əˈkrɪl ɪk, ˌmɒd-)

any of various synthetic copolymer textile fibers, as Dynel, containing less than 85 percent but more than 35 percent of acrylonitrile.
[1955–60; 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.
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).
* Based in Osaka, Japan, Kaneka Corporation manufactures Kanecaron brand modacrylic fiber. Containing 35-85% acrylonitrile, the fiber is flame resistant, flexible and easy to dye.
Eurotek is a collection of European contemporary designs handtufted of modacrylic fiber. Retail price point for a 6-ft.
Conventional textile fiber combined with modacrylic fiber has proved to be effective in the development of products to meet emerging new open flame flammability regulations.
These designs are handtufted using a modacrylic fiber. A 6-by-9 retails for $299.
In addition, Master Textile is also producing fabrics with inherent flame retardant yarn made from modacrylic fibers.
Kanecaron(R) is a registered trade name of inherently flame-retardant modacrylic fibers manufactured by Kaneka Corporation, JAPAN.
Technostat is manufactured from a blend of polypropylene and modacrylic fibers that, during the manufacturing process, generate electrical charges on the fiber surface, resulting in a highly stable, coarse fiber electrostatic filter media.