Homopolymer Acrylic fibers are produced from a single polymer, a unique production method that offers improved structure regularity. Most of today’s acrylics are co-polymers. It’s primarily used in industrial air filtration applications. It provides excellent resistance to acids, organic solvents, and hydrolysis in lower-temperature operations, making it ideal for high moisture applications with moderate chemical attacks.
Acrylic can be used as an alternative to polyester when resistance to hydrolysis is required. However, it’s important to note that acrylic has moderate resistance to alkalis and good tensile strength, so it’s not as strong as other fibers but can withstand some abrasion.
Albarrie relies on acrylic fibers to produce acrylic and tandem baghouse filter bags, and it’s an option in our Affinity Industrial Air Filter Media line as a rolled good. We manufacture acrylic technical fabrics weighing between 15.48 and 28.02 oz/yd² (525-950 g/m2) in thickness between 0.039 and 0.11 in. (1-3 mm).