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electric light, patented a process for squeezing a nitrocellulose solution through
holes to form filaments, then treating the filaments with chemicals to change the
flammable nitrocellulose back into harmless cellulose. Swan exhibited articles ...
cially pronounced on the outer surface of the filament, where the molecules have
been influenced by the edges of the spinneret hole, and the surface of an
extruded filament is usually more highly oriented than the inner portion. This
The resulting crimped filament is cut into staple and dried. Filaments produced in
this way have an asymmetrical cross section, with one side thick-skinned and
almost smooth, and the other side thin-skinned and highly serrated. When wet ...
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