Rayon: Textile fiber Directory  

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Welcome to the rayon fiber directory section of the Apparel Search website.  In this section, you will find educational information and links to resources relevant to rayon fibers.  If you work in the apparel industry or simply have an interest in rayon textiles, this is the area for you.  If you do not find enough information in this section of our rayon fibers guide, you may wish to check the textile section or go back to the fiber directory main page for additional textile fiber choices. 

Rayon is a manufactured fiber made from natural sources such as wood and agricultural products that are regenerated ascellulose fiber. The many types and grades and grades of rayon can imitate the feel and texture of natural fibers such as silk, wool, cotton, and linen.  As a cellulosic fiber, rayon will burn, but flame retardant finishes can be applied.Like other cellulosic fibers, it is not resilient, which means that it will wrinkle. Rayon withstands ironing temperatures slightly less than those of cotton.  Rayon typically has an elevated luster quality giving it a brilliant gloss.

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The fibers generic name is Viscose Rayon

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International Rayon and Synthetic Fibres Committee (CIRFS): based in Belgium, roof organization for the European man-made fiber industry. Classification and detailed descriptions for common fibers and their manufacturing processes. Business data. List of publications. Links to member sites.

Kelheim Fibres GmbH : Innovation makes the difference. Kelheim Fibres is the world's leading producer of viscose speciality fibres. At their plant in Kelheim, Germany, they combine innovative technology with technical expertise and outstanding customer service. Approximately 90,000 tons of viscose fibres are produced and tested in Kelheim every year - and are then used in a diverse range of end applications. Their high-quality fibers are exported to 44 countries on 5 continents.

Mitsubishi Chemical - Rayon

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rayon  (viscose)  a fabric made from rayon, namely any of a group of smooth textile fibers made from regenerated cellulose by extrusion through minute holes.  A manufactured fiber composed of regenerated cellulose in which substituents have replaced not more than 15 percent of the hydrogens of the hydroxyl group.

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