Textile and Apparel Industries

Qiana Nylon: Dupont Chemical Company Attempt to Offer a Replacement for High Cost Silk

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  • S. Diane Barnard (Auburn University)

Abstract

The early 1970s saw the growth in popularity of synthetic fabrics of all kinds such as Qiana nylon, polyesters, ultrasuedes, lycra, acrylics, and orlons. By 1980, Qiana and other synthetics were becoming victims of a consumer backlash against synthetics and they began to be used less, eventually fading out of production altogether (Klapper, 1983).

Keywords: nylon, Qiana, synthetic fibers

How to Cite:

Barnard, S., (2013) “Qiana Nylon: Dupont Chemical Company Attempt to Offer a Replacement for High Cost Silk”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 70(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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