Synthetic fibers: nylon and rayon

United States, 1949

Film
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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.

Credits

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

Duration

00:13:23:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1949

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29164

Language

English

Subject categories

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 → 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

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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