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
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
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Major End Uses:
Apparel - Blouses,
dresses, jackets, lingerie, linings, millinery, slacks, sportshirts,
sportswear, suits, ties, work clothes
Fashions - bedspreads, blankets, curtains, draperies, sheets, slip
covers, table cloth, upholstery.
Soft and comfortable
Dyes and prints well
No static, no piling
Fabric can shrink
appreciably if washing dry-clean-only rayon
Washable or dry
cleanable. Read the
2X1 RIB RAYON