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What is "Rayon" - Definition & Explanation

Man-made cellulosic fiber
A term used to describe fibres made from regenerated cellulose (see also viscose, modal and acetate).
Generic term for a manmade fiber derived from regenerated cellulose.
A manufactured fiber composed of regenerated cellulose, derived from cotton linters or the wood pulp of pine, spruce, or hemlock trees. Today, various names for rayon fibers are taken from different manufacturing processes. The two most commonly used production methods for rayon are the cuprammonium process and the viscose process. Rayon is soft and absorbent. End-uses for rayon include shirts, dresses, and slacks.
A synthetic fiber with a cellulose base used a lot in combination with other fibers and can be lustrous and is less expensive than silk.
Rayon is a transparent fibre made of processed cellulose. Cellulose fibres from wood or cotton are dissolved in alkali to make a solution called viscose, which is then extruded through a nozzle, or spinneret, into an acid bath to reconvert the viscose into cellulose. A similar process, using a slit instead of a hole, is used to make cellophane.
A manufactured fiber composed of regenerated cellulose, derived from wood pulp, cotton linters, or other vegetable matter.
A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.
An economical man-made fiber, soft feeling, dyes well.Fair resistance to wear and sunlight.
A synthetic textile fiber made from cellulose.
Any of a group of smooth textile fibers made from regenerated cellulose by extrusion through minute holes: a rayon yarn, thread, or fabric.
A manufactured fiber composed of regenerated cellulose, derived from wood pulp, cotton linters, or other vegetable matter. Today, various names for rayon fibers are taken from different manufacturing processes. The two most commonly used production methods for rayon are the cuprammonium process and the viscose process.
Generic term for man-made fibers derived from regenerated cellulose (originating from trees, woody plants, etc. Originally known as artificial silk. Rayon fabrics are used primarily because of low cost. Characteristics include a silky hand, shiny lustrous appearance, good dyeability and drapability.
A silk-like fabric made from wood pulp, cotton linters, or other vegetable matter. It is a comfortable fabric against the skin and absorbs moisture. It is not a strong fabric.
A fine smooth material having an appearance similar to silk. Rayon is made from synthetic fibres.
Another man-made fiber that drapes nicely and has a soft feel.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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Very soft and very light fabric with a silky hand. The fiber is obtained from the Alpaca goat. Alpaca resembles mohair and is often imitated in cheaper versions using wool and rayon blends. It is...

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