Curiosities and unusual information to learn about the world of wool and appreciate one of the most precious fibers of all time

The birth of artificial fibers is due to a discovery by the chemist Christian Friedrich Schönbein. In 1846, in his laboratory in Basel, Schönbein subjected cotton to a treatment with a mixture of nitric acid and sulfuric acid and obtained guncotton, from which filaments were subsequently made.

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