Rayon

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Definition of Rayon

Rayon is a manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber

More About Rayon

  • It is made from purified cellulose, primarily from wood pulp, which is chemically converted into a soluble compound
  • It is dissolved and forced through a spinneret, to produce filaments which are chemically solidified
  • They result in synthetic fibers of nearly pure cellulose
  • Rayon is classified as a manufactured fiber
  • It is considered to be regenerated cellulose
  • Rayon is the oldest manufactured fiber
  • It is in production since 1980
  • Rayon was originally developed in France as a cheap alternative to silk
  • Rayon is a cheap, versatile fabric that drapes well
  • Rayon is easy to dye, and tends to age poorly
  • Rayon is used in a variety of textile applications, including shirts and skirts
  • Rayon appears in both woven and knitted forms
  • Rayon is an excellent, nicely draping alternative to silk
  • Rayon’s cellulose base contributes many properties similar to those of cotton or any natural fabric
  • Rayon is moisture absorbent, breathable and comfortable to wear
  • Rayon is soft to skin, and has moderate dry strength and abrasion resistance
  • Rayon is not resilient, that is does not wrinkle
  • Rayon withstands ironing temperatures slightly less than cotton
  • Rayon resists insect damage. Still it may be attacked by termites
  • Rayon is a fiber produced from polymers
  • Most Rayon is produced from wood such as Pine, Spruce and Hemlock
  • The most common process of producing Rayon is called the viscose process
  • That is why Rayon is called viscose Rayon

Uses of Rayon

  • Rayon is used in evening gowns and other flowing garments
  • Rayon is used in a variety of textile applications, including shirts and skirts
  • Rayon appears in both woven and knitted forms
  • As a cellulose fiber, Rayon will burn, but flame retardant finishes can be applied
  • Viscose Rayons are usually labeled “Dry clean only”
  • The main uses of Rayon are making textiles, making tyre cords
  • Rayon is used to make carpets and surgical dressings
  • Rayon is used for making clothes
  • Rayon fibers are used in apparel industry such as Aloha shirts, dresses, Jackets, Lingerie, scarves, suits, ties, hats and socks
  • Rayon fibers are for filling in Zippo lighters, furnishings including bedspreads, blankets, window covers, upholstery and slipcovers
  • Rayon is used for industrial purposes such as medical surgery products, non-woven items, tire cord and some other uses like diapers, towels, feminine hygiene products