Synthetic fibers: nylon and rayon

United States, 1949

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Illustrates how modern science and technology have made possible the development of new artificial fibres for making textiles - especially rayon and nylon. Shows some of the processes used in making these fibres, some of the ways in which they are useful to society and some of the characteristics of the textiles made from them.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Films



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Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Fibers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Synthetic fabrics

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Textile fabrics

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Textile research

Crafts & Visual Arts → Fibers

Crafts & Visual Arts → Textile fabrics


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technology - Social aspects

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Discoveries (in science)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Fibers

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Synthetic fabrics

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Social aspects

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Textile research

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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