Which one of the following is not a natural fibre?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : September 27th, 2022

(a) Silk

(b) Acrylic

(c) Cotton

(d) Jute

Acrylic is not a natural fibre. Fibre can be obtained from various sources. There are two types of fibres plant fibre and animal fibre. The plant fibres are obtained from Flax seeds, Bamboo, coconut fibre, etc. whereas the animal fibre is procured from animal sources.

Why Acrylic is not a Natural Fibre?

  • Acrylic is synthetic fibre. It is made up of a polymer known as polyacrylonitrile. 
  • Synthetic fibres are man-made polymers that are used to create fabrics. When numerous tiny units are chemically fused together, polymers are created. Silk, acrylic, rayon, and dacron are some examples. Acrylic is not a natural fibre as a result.
  • Natural Fiber: Materials made from plants, animals, or minerals are considered to be natural fibres. Wool, silk, and cotton are a few examples.


Which one of the following is not a natural fibre? Silk, Acrylic, Cotton, Jute

Among the following, acrylic is not a natural fibre. It is a man-made polymer used in fabric manufacturing. The polymer used for manufacturing Acrylic is developed by free-radical polymerization in an aqueous suspension.


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