Azlon is the generic name for a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is composed of any regenerated naturally occurring proteins.Proteins from corn, soybeans, peanuts, fish, and milk have been used. Azlon consists of polymeric amino acids.
It is produced, like other synthetic fibres, by converting the raw material to a solution that is extruded through a spinneret and then stretched to improve the alignment of the chains of molecules making up the fibres.
Azlon fibers have a soft hand, and blend well with other fibers and used in blends to add a wool-like hand to other fibers, and to add loft, softness, and resiliency. Azlon fibers resist moths and mildew, do not shrink, and impart a cashmere-like hand to blended fabrics.Many of the garments are made with “soy” are actually Azlon.