First U.S. Commercial Anidex Fiber Production: 1970, Rohm and Haas Company (Anidex is not produced in the United States.)
Federal Trade Commission Definition for Anidex Fiber: A manufactured fiber in which the fiberforming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 50% by weight of one or more esters of a monohydric alcohol and acrylic acid, — (CH2=CHCOOH]-)X. (Complete FTC Fiber Rules here.)
Basic Principles of Anidex Fiber Production — Anidex is wet spun as monofilament by a proprietary process developed by Rohm and Haas.
Anidex Fiber Characteristics
- Imparts permanent stretch and recovery properties to fabrics
- Retains dimension and power in fabrics after repeated laundering and dry-cleaning
- Improves fit and comfort in apparel fabrics
- Improves fit and appearance in home furnishing fabrics
- Provides shape control Fabrics have hand and appearance of companion fibers, no “rubbery” feeling
- Excellent resistance to gas fading, oxidation, sunlight, oils and chlorine bleach
Some Major Anidex Fiber Uses
- Apparel: Athletic wear, blouses, career apparel, dresses; foundation garments, hosiery and halfhose, lingerie, underwear; jackets, linings, rainwear; shirts, slacks, sportswear, suits, sweaters, work clothes
- Home Furnishings:Slipcovers, upholstery
General Anidex Fiber Care Tips
- Home launder or dry-clean fabrics according to recommendations for companion fibers.
- Chlorine bleach may be used in laundering.
- Tumble or drip dry, as desired.
- Recommended safe ironing temperature is 320°