Spandex Elastic Fibers

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Science  22 Jan 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3656, pp. 373-379
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3656.373


A family of synthetic elastic fibers, designated spandex fibers, has been developed, providing new degrees of sheerness and effective "power" in elastic fabrics. These fibers have segmented polyurethane structures. They are durable, they are white and accept dye readily, and they can be set by heat. The development of these fibers has led to new textile technology and to new uses for elastic fabrics.

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