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Fiber Trademarks

What is a trademark?
The law dictionary defines trademark as a distinctive design, picture, emblem, logo or wording (or
combination) affixed to goods for sale to identify the manufacturer as the source of the product. Words that
merely name the maker (but without particular lettering) or a generic name for the product are not
trademarks.

Use of another's trademark (or one that is confusingly similar) is infringement and the basis for a lawsuit for
damages for unfair competition and/or a petition for an injunction against the use of the infringing trademark.

Use of Fiber Trademarks and Generic Names on Labels
In light of Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, as amended on July 9, 1986, the rules for use of Fiber
Trademarks and Generic Names on Labels are

(a) A non-descriptive fiber trademark may be used on a label in conjunction with the generic name of the
fiber to which it relates. Where such a trademark is placed on a label in conjunction with the required
information, the generic name of the fiber must appear in immediate conjunction therewith, and such
trademark and generic name must appear in type or lettering of equal size and conspicuousness.

(b) Where a generic name or a fiber trademark is used on my label, whether required or non-required, a full
and complete fiber content disclosure shall be made in accordance with the Act and Regulations the first
time the generic name or fiber trademark appears on the label.

(c) If a fiber trademark is not required information, but is used elsewhere on the label as non-required
information, the generic name of the fiber shall accompany the fiber trademark in legible and conspicuous
type or lettering the first time the trademark is used.

(d) No fiber trademark or generic name shall be used in non-required information on a label in such a
manner as to be false, deceptive, or misleading as to fiber content, or to indicate directly or indirectly that a
textile fiber product is composed wholly or in part of a particular fiber, when such is not the case.

The following table has a list of manufactured fibers, their trade names and manufacturers.

Fiber Type Trade Names Manufacturer

ACETATE 1. Celanese 1. Celanese Acetate
2. Celstar 2. Celanese Acetate
3. Chromspun 3. Voridian Company
4. Estron 4. Voridian Company

5. MicroSafe 5. Celanese Acetate

ACRYLIC 1. Acrilan 1. Solutia Inc.
2. BioFresh 2. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
3. Bounce-Back 3. Solutia Inc.
4. CFF Fibrillated Fiber 4. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
5. Conductrol 5. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
6. Creslan 6. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
7. Creslite 7. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
8. Cresloft 8. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
9. Duraspun 9. Solutia Inc.
10. Evolutia 10. Solutia Inc.
11. Ginny 11. Solutia Inc.
12. MicroSupreme 12. Sterling Fibers, Inc.
13. Pil-Trol 13. Solutia Inc.
14. The Smart Yarns 14. Solutia Inc.
15. Wear-Dated 15. Solutia Inc.

16. WeatherBloc 16. Sterling Fibers, Inc.

ARAMID 1. Kevlar 1. DuPont Performance Materials

2. Nomex 2. DuPont Performance Materials

BICOMPONENT 1. Fossfibre 1. Foss Manufacturing Company,
Inc.
2. No-Shock
2. Solutia Inc.Shakespeare
Monofilaments & Specialty
Polymers

FLUORO 1. Tefaire 1. Toray Fluorofibers (America) Inc.

2. Teflon 2. Toray Fluorofibers (America) Inc.

LYOCELL 1. Tencel 1. Tencel Inc

MELAMINE 1. Basofil 1. Basofil Fibers, LLC

Modacrylic 1. SEF 1. Solutia Inc.

NYLON 6 1. Anso 1. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
2. Anso AllSport 2. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
3. Anso Caress 3. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
4. Anso Choice! 4. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
5. Anso Color Solutions 5. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
6. Anso CrushResister III 6. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
7. Anso CrushResister III ACT 7. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
8. Anso CrushResister TLC 8. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
9. Anso DuroTwist 9. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
10. Anso f(x) 10. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
11. Anso HTX 11. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
12. Anso Infinty 12. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
13. Anso Premium 13. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
14. Anso Replacement Plus 14. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
15. Anso Soft 15. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
16. Anso Solution 16. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
17. Anso Total Comfort 17. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
18. Anso Vibrance 18. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
19. Caprolan 19. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
20. Caprolan-RC 20. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
21. Dry Step 21. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
22. Nylon 6ix 22. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
23. Permasoft 23. Beaulieu of America, Inc.
24. Royalbrite 24. Royal-American Co. LLC
25. Shimmereen 25. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
26. Silky Touch 26. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
27. Stay Gard 27. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
28. Trilene 28. Berkley, Inc.
29. Tru-Ballistic 29. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
30. Ultra Micro Touch 30. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
31. Ultra Touch 31. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
32. Zefsport 32. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
33. Zeftron Contex 33. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
34. Zeftron Savant 34. Honeywell Nylon Inc.
35. Zeftron Select 35. Honeywell Nylon Inc.

36. Zeftron Solure 36. Honeywell Nylon Inc.

NYLON 6.6 1. Antron 1. Invista Inc.
2. Antron Advantage 2. Invista Inc.
3. Antron II 3. Invista Inc.
4. Antron Legacy 4. Invista Inc.
5. Antron Lumena 5. Invista Inc.
6. Cordura 6. Invista Inc.
7. DSDN 7. Invista Inc.
8. DuPont XTI 8. Invista Inc.
9. DyeNAMIX 9. Solutia Inc.
10. Enka 10. Polyamide industrial Fibers, Inc.
11. FiberLoc 11. Invista Inc.
12. Micro Supplex 12. Invista Inc.
13. Natrelle BCF 13. Invista Inc.
14. SolarMax 14. Invista Inc.
15. Stainmaster 15. Invista Inc.
16. Stainmaster Luxura 16. Invista Inc.
17. Stainmaster XTRA Life 17. Invista Inc.
18. Supplex 18. Invista Inc.
19. Tactasse 19. Invista Inc.
20. TACTEL 20. Invista Inc.
21. Ultron 21. Solutia Inc.
22. Ultron 3D 22. Solutia Inc.
23. Ultron VIP 23. Solutia Inc.
24. Wear-Dated 24. Solutia Inc.
25. Wear-Dated Assurance 25. Solutia Inc.
26. Wear-Dated Freedom 26. Solutia Inc.
27. Wear-Dated II 27. Solutia Inc.

28. Wear-Dated ThermaSealed 28. Solutia Inc.

NYLON 6 or 6.6 1. Meryl Mattesse 1. Nylstar, Inc.
2. Meryl 2. Nylstar, Inc.
3. Meryl Microfibre 3. Nylstar, Inc.
4. Meryl Nexten 4. Nylstar, Inc.
5. Meryl Satiné 5. Nylstar, Inc.
6. Meryl Skinlife 6. Nylstar, Inc.
7. Meryl Souple 7. Nylstar, Inc.
8. Meryl Spring 8. Nylstar, Inc.
9. Meryl Techno 9. Nylstar, Inc.
10. Wellon 10. Wellman, Inc.

11. Wellstrand 11. Wellman, Inc.

OLEFIN 1. Amco 1. Samson Rope Technologies
2. American 2. Samson Rope Technologies
3. Angel Hair 3. Wayn-Tex, Inc.
4. Biobarrier 4. Reemay, Inc.
5. Bondtie 5. Samson Rope Technologies
6. Crowelon 6. Crowe Rope Industries, Inc.
7. Crown Fiber 7. Nexcel Synthetics
8. Duron 8. Drake Extrusion
9. Dyneema 9. DSM High Performance Fibers
10. E-B Meshr 10. Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc.
11. Elustra 11. FiberVisions Incorporated
12. Essera 12. American Fibers and Yarns
13. Fibermesh Company
14. Floterope 13. SI Corporation
15. Herculon 14. Samson Rope Technologies
16. HY - Colour 15. FiberVisions Incorporated
17. HY - Comfort 16. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
18. HY - Medical 17. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
19. HY - Repeat 18. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
20. HY - Soft 19. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
21. HY- Strength 20. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
22. Impressa 21. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
23. Innova 22. American Fibers and Yarns
24. Marqesa Company
25. Marquesa Lana 23. American Fibers and Yarns
26. Microblocker Company
27. Mirafi 24. American Fibers and Yarns
28. Nouvelle Company
29. Patlon III 25. Shaw Industries - Permacolor
30. Poly Tying Fibers
31. Polylasting 26. SI Corporation
32. Polyloom 27. Ten Cate Nicolon
33. Polypro 6 28. FiberVisions Incorporated
34. Polystar 29. Shaw Industries - Permacolor
35. Prolan Fibers
36. Pur-Ty 30. Blue Mountain Industries, Inc.
37. Salus 31. Blue Mountain Industries, Inc.
38. Soft 71 32. TC Thiolon
39. Spectra 1000 33. Columbian Rope Company
40. Spectra 900 34. Nexcel Synthetics
41. Spectra Fusion 35. Rõnile, Inc.
42. Spectra Guard 36. Wellington
43. Spectra Shield 37. Filament Fiber Technology
44. Spectra Shield Plus Incorporated (FFT)
45. SpectraFlex 38. FiberVisions Products, Inc.
46. Tekton 39. Honeywell International
47. Telar 40. Honeywell International
48. Tensylon 41. Honeywell International
49. Trace 42. Honeywell International
50. Trustite 43. Honeywell International
51. Typar 44. Honeywell International
52. Typelle 45. Honeywell International
53. Tyrite 46. Reemay, Inc.
54. Tyvec 47. Filament Fiber Technology
55. Ultraline Incorporated (FFT)
48. SI Corporation
56. Welltite 49. American Fibers and Yarns
Company
50. Nexcel Synthetics
51. Reemay, Inc.
52. Reemay, Inc.
53. Nexcel Synthetics
54. DuPont Performance Materials
55. Samson Rope Technologies

56. Wellington

PBI 1. PBI 1. Celanese Acetate

PELCO 1. Securus 1. Honeywell International

PEN 1. Pentex 1. Honeywell International

POLYESTER 1. A.C.E. 1. Honeywell International
2. Accepta 2. KoSa
3. Avora FR 3. KoSa
4. Avora Plus 4. KoSa
5. Barricaut 5. Honeywell International
6. Beltec 6. Honeywell International
7. Celbond 7. KoSa
8. Colorbrite 8. DAK Americas, LLC
9. ColorGuard 9. Martin Color-Fi, Inc.
10. Comforel 10. Invista Inc.
11. ComFortrel 11. Wellman, Inc.
12. ComFortrel Plus 12. Wellman, Inc.
13. ComFortrel XP 13. Wellman, Inc.
14. Coolmax 14. Invista Inc.
15. Dacron 15. DAK Americas, LLC
16. Delcron 16. DAK Americas, LLC
17. Diolen 17. Diolen Industrial Fibers Inc.
18. DSP 18. Honeywell International
19. ESP 19. KoSa
20. Fillwell 20. Wellman, Inc.
21. Fillwell II 21. Wellman, Inc.
22. Fillwell Plus 22. Wellman, Inc.
23. Fortrel 23. Wellman, Inc.
24. Fortrel BactiShield 24. Wellman, Inc.
25. Fortrel EcoSpun 25. Wellman, Inc.
26. Fortrel MicroSpun 26. Wellman, Inc.
27. HardCut 27. Honeywell International
28. Holofiber 28. Wellman, Inc.
29. Hydrotec 29. DAK Americas, LLC
30. Imbue 30. KoSa
31. Loftguard 31. KoSa
32. Loftguard Xtra 32. KoSa
33. Microdenier Sensura 33. Wellman, Inc.
34. Microlux 34. KoSa
35. Microtherm 35. KoSa
36. Orel 36. DuPont Filaments
37. Pentec 37. Honeywell International
38. Polarguard 3D 38. KoSa
39. Polarguard Classic 39. KoSa
40. Polarguard Delta 40. KoSa
41. Polarguard HV 41. KoSa
42. QualiFlo 42. Reemay, Inc.
43. Reemay 43. Reemay, Inc.
44. Retrieve 44. Marglen Industries
45. Sensura 45. Wellman, Inc.
46. Serelle 46. KoSa
47. Serene 47. KoSa
48. Spunnaire 48. Wellman, Inc.
49. Steripur 49. DAK Americas, LLC
50. Stretch-aire 50. KoSa
51. Substraight 51. Honeywell International
52. Tairilin 52. Nan Ya Plastics Corporation,
53. UltraFlo America
53. Reemay, Inc.
54. Ultura
54. Wellman, Inc.

RAYON

SPANDEX 1. Dorlastan 1. Dorlastan Fibers LLC
2. Glospan 2. RadiciSpandex Corporation

3. Lycra 3. Invista Inc.

Generic Names and Definitions for Manufactured Fibers

As per Rule 7 of Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, some generic names and definitions for
manufactured fibers are given here.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 7(c) of the Act, the following generic names for manufactured fibers,
together with their respective definitions, are hereby established:

(a) acrylic - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer
composed of at least 85% by weight of acrylonitrile units.
(-CH2-CH-).
CN
(b) modacrylic - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long chain synthetic
polymer composed of less than 85% but at least 35% by weight of acrylonitrile units.
(-CH2-CH-),
CN

(Except fibers qualifying under subparagraph (2) of paragraph (j) of this section and fibers qualifying under
paragraph (q) of this section. [16 CFR 303.7(b), as amended; effective March 13, 1966 and November 3,
1969.)

(c) polyester - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer
composed of at least 85% by weight of an ester of a substituted aromatic carboxylic acid, including but not
restricted to substituted terephtalate units,-
p(-R-O-C-C6H4-C-O-),
oo

and para substituted hydroxy-benzoate units,
p(-R-O-C6H4-C-O-).
oo

[16 CFR 303.7(c), as amended, effective September 12, 1973, 38 FR 21782.]

(d) rayon - a manufactured fiber composed of regenerated cellulose, as well as manufactured fibers
composed of regenerated cellulose in which sustituents have replaced not more than 15% of the hydrogens
of the hydroxyl groups.

(e) acetate - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substanceis cellulose acetate. Where not less
than 92% of the hydroxyl groups are acetylated, the term triacetate may be used as a generic description of
the fiber.

(f) saran - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer
composed of at least 80% by weight of vinylidene chloride units -
(-CH2-CC12-).

(g) azlon - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is composed of any regenerated
naturally occurring proteins.

(h) nytril - a manufactured fiber containing at least 85% of a longchain polymer of vinylidene dinitrile -
(-CH2-C(CN)2)

where the vinylidene dinitrile content is no less than every other unit in the polymer chain.

(i) nylon - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long-chain synthetic polyamide in
which less than 85% of the amide
(-C-NH-)
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O
linkages are attached directly to two aromatic rings. [16 CFR 303.7(i), as amended, effective January 11,
1974, 38 FR 34112.]

(j) rubber - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is comprised of natural or synthetic
rubber, including the following categories:

(1) a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is hydrocarbon such as natural rubber,
polyisoprene, polybutadiene, copolymers of dienes and hydrocarbons, or amorphous (non-crystalline)
polyolefins.

(2) a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is copolymer of acrylonitrile and a diene (such
as butadiene) composed of not more than 50% but at least 10% by weight of acrylonitrile units
(-CH2-CH-).
CN

The term lastrile may be used as a generic description for fibers falling within this category.

(3) a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a polychloroprene or a copolymer of
chloroprene in which at least 35% by weight of the fiber-forming substance is composed of chloroprene units
-
(-CH2-C=CH-CH2-).
||
Cl

[16 CFR 303.7(j) as amended, effective March 13, 1966.]

(k) spandex - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long-chain synthetic polymer
comprised of at least 85% of a segmented polyurethane.

(I) vinal - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer
composed of at least 50% by weight of vinyl alcohol units -
(-CH2-CHOH-),

and in which the total of the vinyl alcohol units and any one or more of the various acetal units is at least
85% by weight of the fiber.

(m) olefin - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer
composed of at least 85% by weight of ethylene, propylene, or other olefin units, except amorphous
(noncrystalline) polyolefins qualifying under category (1) of paragraph (j) of Rule 7. [16 CFR 303.7(m), as
amended, effective March 13, 1966.]

(n) vinyon - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer
composed of at least 85% by weight of vinyl chloride units -
(-CH2-CHCl-).

(o) metallic - a manufactured fiber composed of metal, plastic-coated metal, metal-coated plastic, or a core
completely covered by metal.
(p) glass - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is glass.

(q) anidex - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer
composed of at least 50% by weight of one or more esters of a monohydric alcohol and acrylic acid,-
(-CH2 = CH-COOH).

[f16 CFR 303.7(q), as amended, effective November 3, 1969.]

(r) novoloid - a manufactured fiber containing at least 85% by weight of a cross-linked novolac [16 CFR
303.7(r), as amended, effective February 15, 1974, 39 FR 1833.]

(s) aramid - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long-chain synthetic polyamide in
which at least 85% of the amide -
(-C-NH-)
0

linkages are attached directly to two aromatic rings. [16 CFR 303.7(s), as amended, effective January 11,
1974, 38 FR 34112.]

(t) Sulfar/Sulphur- a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long synthetic polysulfide in
which at least 85% of the sulfide (-S-) linkages are attached directly to two (2) aromatic rings. [16 CFR
303.7(t)effective July 9, 1986.]

(u) PBI - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long chain aromatic polymer having
reoccuring imidazole groups as an integral part of the polymer chain. [16 CFR 303.7(u) effective July 9,
1986.]