PROGRESS made in the development of man-made fibers is precipitating a revolution in the design of automobile upholstery fabrics, according to the author. In various combinations with each other, with the older manmade fibers, and with natural fibers, they are capable of producing fabrics of increased decorative value together with a serviceability heretofore unthought of.
The author discusses the properties of some of these synthetics. He points out that none of them can be called the universal fiber. Each has individual characteristics of outstanding merit, but not one of them alone is suitable, for one reason or another, to all textile applications. On the other hand, combinations of these fibers yield properties not possessed by the individual fibers themselves.