The American Fiber Manufacturers Association's web site, aimed at educating the general public about the science and uses of chemical fibers. Provides technical descriptions of all known man-made fibers, fiber processing, market facts, polymer history and science, and fiber end uses.
USA. Partnership between the Clemson University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Integrated research and education programs for the development of computer based design of polymeric fibers and films.
USA. Commercial research company, active in the development of new polymers, fibers and fiber finishing technologies, and high-performance fabric construction. Proprietory polyester fiber for specialty yarns. Elastomeric fiber from recycled plant by-products for sports wear. Also, contract development and performance testing of fabrics and garments.
Russia. State funded institution for basic and applied research and development in man-made fibers for the textile, nonwovens and composite industries. Commercial pilot plant and technology transfer services. List of ongoing projects.
USA. Association of US manufacturers of refractory ceramic fibers (RCF), founded to develop and promote proper work practices and standards for the industry, conduct health research, and disseminate information on the proper handling and use of RCF's. List of member companies. Reports and studies. Work practice guide on PDF files. Links to related sites.
Organization of European manufacturers of refractory ceramic fibers (RCF), founded to coordinate efforts in the areas of health, safety and environment. Generic MSDS. List of material and product types. Code of practice and care guide. Labelling instructions and toxicological data. Multi-lingual site.
Russia. Roof organization for knowledge institutes and private industry, involved in metals, ceramics, composites, polymers and glass materials, fibers and yarns, and high-purity substances. Lists of member companies and institutes, investment projects, and technology licensing offers. English and Russian.