Where synthetic fibers were produced?

As far back as 1665 a British scientist predicted that artificial fibres would one day be produced. The first experiments were carried out about 200 years later by a Swiss scientist in Lausanne and the first industrial production of the fibre took place in 1884 under the Frenchman Chardon net.

Naturally it took some time for the fibres to become popular. In the first decades of the twentieth century rayon was being produced from cellulose. Protein fibres, made from such natural materials as casein, in skimmed milk, peanuts and soya beans, were also produced.

Today, the production of synthetic resins has made artificial fibres into a vast industry. Its products include nylon, dralon, orlon and Dacron which are used all over the world.


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