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What is "Acetate Fiber" - Definition & Explanation

The generic name for cellulose acetate fibres in which less than 92% but at least 74% of the hydroxyl groups are acetylated. NOTE: "These fibres were formerly referred to as "diacetate."
A man-made fiber in which the forming substance is cellulose acetate. Acetate is wrinkle and shrink resistant, soft in hand and luxurious in appearance. Learn more about synthetic/man-made fibers.
a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-form substance is cellulose acetate (FTC definition). Acetate fabrics are fast-drying, wrinkle and shrinkage resistant, crisp or soft in hand depending upon the end use, and luxurious in appearance. The end uses of acetate include lingerie, dresses, blouses, robes, other apparel, linings, draperies, bedspreads, upholstery, carpets, umbrellas, formed fabrics, and cigarette filters.

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