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Manmade fibers one hundred years: Polymers and polymer design



A brief overview of a century of manmade fiber development (particularly technical, i.e., strong and high E-modulus, fibers), emphasizing the last quarter century where the work increasingly grew in the direction of rational design of new structures, as the understanding of what makes a fiber do its job well grew. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 83: 484–488, 2002

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