Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 10:11:38 -0400
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Subject: Baylor spill, cyanide, and socks

From: Ray Mainer <rmainer**At_Symbol_Here**>

Subject: Baylor spill, cyanide, and socks

Date: October 15, 2009 6:19:27 PM EDT

"Acrylic" is a common textile material.  It is favored for it wool like feel and commonly used in socks "Acrylic' is really polyacrylonitrile. Polyacrylonitrile is a nice way of saying polyvinyl cyanide.  Do you think anyone would by socks made from polyvinyl cyanide.  If you knock some socks off the shelf in your local discount store, do not run up to the clerk and announce, "There is a polyvinyl cyanide spill in aisle 10'.

Ray Mainer
Monahan Filaments.

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