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What is viscose is it a type of cotton?


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2012-09-19 16:11:30
2012-09-19 16:11:30

Viscose rayon is a man-made fiber made from wood pulp though other materials may be used. It is basically modified cellulose.

Viscose is very similar to cotton and silk. (Cotton is also made of cellulose).

Viscose falls somewhere in between a natural fiber and a man-made one. The raw material for viscose is cellulose which is usually reacted with caustic soda and carbon disulfide. It is reformed as fibers by spinning this viscose solution in an acid bath. Viscose rayon has a silky appearance and feel, and also has the ability to breathe in a manner similar to cotton weaves.

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how to differenciate poly cotton and poly viscose

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viscose dissolve in 40% sulphuric acid,but cotton in 70%.

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Obviously 100% viscose is made wholly of viscose - while 50/50 is a mix of equal proportions of cotton and viscose !

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If you had a length of cotton yarn and a length of viscose (or rayon, is another word for viscose), yarn and you were attempting to differentiate between the two, it is tricky. I would suggest that you wet both strands of yarn, and pull them. The rayon will stretch more and be less strong than the cotton. The rayon will also absorb more water than the cotton yarn.

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due to hydrogen bonding no of molecular rearrangement in the structure is more than viscoce in viscose hydrogen bonds break up is more in terms of molecular arrangement so wet strength of cotton is higher than viscose fibre rajarahul28@gmail.com


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