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 Rayon is a very versatile fiber and has the same comfort properties as other natural fibers and can imitate the feel and texture of silk, wool, cotton and linen. The fibers are easily dyed in a wide range of colors. Rayon fabrics are soft, smooth, cool, comfortable, and highly absorbent, but do not insulate body heat making them ideal for use in hot and humid climates . The durability and appearance retention of regular rayon are low, especially when wet; also rayon has the lowest elastic recovery of any fiber. However, HWM rayon is much stronger and exhibits higher durability and appearance retention. Recommended care for regular rayon is dry-cleaning only, HWM Rayon can also be machine washed.

Some major Rayon fiber uses include apparel (e.g. blouses, dresses, jackets, lingerie, linings, suits, ties), furnishings (e.g. bedspreads, blankets, window treatments, upholstery, slipcovers), industrial uses (e.g. medical surgery products, non-woven products, tire cord), and other uses (e.g. feminine hygiene products.


 A viscous orange color liquid of cellulose xanthate. Viscose is made by treating cellulose with sodium hydroxide then adding carbon disulfide. It is used in the manufacture of viscose rayon and cellophane.2) Common name for viscose rayon.The process for making viscose was discovered in 1892 by Charles Cross and Edward Bevan in England. Soon after the turn of the century, several companies began manufacturing viscose rayon and it quickly became the most important natural polymer fiber. Viscose has good washability and fair abrasion resistance. It dyes well and has good sunlight resistance. It is dyed with direct dyes at low temperatures. Viscose rayon are used for woven and nonwoven fabrics, rubbers, felts, tire cords, and cellophane.
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Major End Uses:

  • Apparel - Blouses, dresses, jackets, lingerie, linings, millinery, slacks, sportshirts, sportswear, suits, ties, work clothes
  • Home Fashions - bedspreads, blankets, curtains, draperies, sheets, slip covers, table cloth, upholstery.
  • Characteristics:
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Drapes well
  • Highly absorbent
  • Dyes and prints well
  • No static, no piling problems
  • Fabric can shrink appreciably if washing dry-clean-only rayon
  • Washable or dry cleanable. Read the label 

                                             100% Rayon Jersey    

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                                                                                     Poly Rayon Spandex    

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    Rayon Spandex Jersey   

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     2X1 RIB RAYON

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