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What is "Acetate" - Definition & Explanation

Synthetic fiber based on cotton or tree pulp cellulose
Manmade fiber composed of acetylated cellulose.
A manufactured fiber formed by a compound of cellulose, refined from cotton linters and/or the wood pulp of the mulberry trees. This material is then combined with acedic acid and is extruded through a spinneret and then hardened.
A type of fibre chemically derived from cellulose.
Acetate is a synthetic fiber.
A manufactured fiber formed by a compound of cellulose, refined from cotton linters and/or wood pulp, and acetic acid that has been extruded through a spinneret and then hardened.
A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.
A manufactured fiber in which the fiber forming substance is cellulose acetate. Where not less than 92% of the hydroxyl groups are acetylated, the term triacetate may be used as a generic description of the fiber.Because of environmental problems production of triacetate has been halted in the U.S.
A fiber formed by cellulose, refined cotton or wool pulp and acetic acid.
A fabric used primarily in pants and jackets linings. It is silky and thin and allows the garment to move easily without binding on other fabrics.
A fast-drying fabric made of fiber derived from cellulose and acetic acid.
A synthetic fiber used to make fabric with a silk‑like appearance which resist stretching and shrinking and are moderately absorbent.
Acetate is made from pulverized wool pulp or waste cotton reconstitutes as an extruded fabric. Acetate is used in everything from coat linings to slack, either straight or as a blend.

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