This page is north Korean propaganda. The fiber is mainly produced in Japan and China. Modifications of the article are immediately deleted or changed by unknown authors. No reliable source. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 07:03, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Kim Jong Il's suits are supposed to be made of vinalon:
Most of this article seems to be taken directly from the NKChosun linked to at the bottom. Simply lifting entire sentences with a bit of rewording is not enough to constitute original work, and this article should probably be rewritten from scratch. Just putting a link to the page at the bottom is insufficient... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Suchire (talk • contribs) 05:20, 19 May 2006
No matter what the consensus at Wikipedia might be, the hyphenation fad in Romanized Korean names is a strictly southern thing and no North Korean would hyphenate their Romanized name as is done on this page. Likewise, the hodgepodge of upper case and lower case initial letters is a recent southern fad and is not common in North Korea. The Revised Romanization System is a strictly South Korean political invention and is not followed in the North. I suggest that North Korean individuals should have their names Romanized in the North Korean style – not according to South Korean nor Wikipedia trends.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 10:47, 14 May 2007
Need to explain why it isn't water soluable
It looks like it's either to do with cross linking due acetalisation resulting in something just to big to disolve or possibly there is some vulcanisation going on (methods of production seem to involve sodium sulphate baths followed by heating).01:45, 13 January 2011 (UTC)— Preceding unsigned comment added by Geni (talk • contribs)
- hm ja.wikipedia gives this as the synthersis:
©Geni 09:07, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
Apparently is Sold worldwide by Chinese, including the huge company Alibaba
I was curious what it looks like, so went to images.google.com and searched for the material name.
To my surprise I found that the AliExpress division of the Chinese company Alibaba sells a lot of items, including lots of clothes that contain at least as secondary material, vinylon. I am not adding to the article right now, out of extra caution so people do not think I am promoting AliExpress (I do not have any working/business relationship with them or Alibaba at all) but Alibaba is a huge company, so this is sigificant.
URLS google found include cheap-vinylon-fiber.html and vinylon-fiber_reviews.html (thanks to spammers one cannot give legitimate links for information like these so you'll have to search to find, but it's true,they are sold and even described, on AliExpress) these two links are about the fiber, and reviews, respectively. Sometimes vinylon is even listed as the "main material" Spring-2015-spring-new-star-fashion-portrait-self-cultivation-woolen-send-belt/32300905578.html (Note: a few somewhat "not safe for work" images of other clothing like "free shipping leg wear..." are highlighted on the left side, on the screen for this "woolen belt" item in the third external link). How on earth did I get to this page from list of religions by population size and curiosity about what "juche" means, which I'd never heard of..)
It seems worthwhile to mention that it's sold worldwide by Chinese companies (maybe others too? not sure) the article gives the false impression that only people in DPRK/North Korea, that only they wear it, that only they use it.. Alibaba, they have the largest IPO in history, ever, last year I think it was, they are as big a worldwide player as google, so to give the false impression that the only place it is relevant is N Korea, is misleading to readers... Harelx (talk) 08:15, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
- Alibaba are a middleman. They don't make or stock anything and as a result you can buy almost anything through them. Yes we could do with more coverage of the limited use outside of north korea but finding references isn't easy.©Geni (talk) 23:55, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Korea Herald Reference
The second reference is to a Korea Herald link that is dead. I managed to find a new link of the same story, however. Needs to be replaced. http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20100818000677 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 05:01, 5 April 2015 (UTC)