What’s Kanecaron?

Kanecaron is a modified acrylic (modacrylic) fiber* developed by Kaneka in 1957. It is one of the leading synthetic fibers created using local technologies, and its exceptional qualities of a natural feel of human hair or fur, superior coloring, and flame resistance has seen this material applied in an extensive range of daily uses, including artificial fur, curtains and drapes, bedding, children’s soft toys, and wigs and other hair pieces.

* The term modacrylic refers to a fiber with an Acrylonitrile content of 35-85%.

What’s Kanecaron?

The feel of natural fur

One of the features of Kanecaron is its natural fur-like feel. Soft and highly flexible, the Kanecaron fiber has been developed in a range of thicknesses, lengths, and cross-sections to provide an array of textures. The material is easily dyed, and how the fibers are combined and used will allow an external appearance that is very similar to the look of real fur.

Flame-retardant and self-extinguishing

Another characteristic feature of Kanecaron is its flame-retardant properties. The level of oxygen needed for Kanecaron to burn is greater than the atmospheric concentration of oxygen, so without the source of the fire, Kanecaron will not continue to burn. That is, Kanecaron is self-extinguishing once the flame source is removed.

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