Regenerated Fibres

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Viscose;

Is taken from wood pulp and treated with sodium hydroxide.
Viscose is used in rayon.

The advantages are;
Absorbent,
Cool (high thermal conductivity),
Resistant to abrasion,
Easily washable,
Resistant to chemicals,
and moth resistant.

The disadvantages are;
Weak when wet,
Poor elasticity,
High flammability,
and highly susceptible to mildew damage.

Viscose is widely used for lingerie, underwear, dresses and linings. 

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Acetate;

Is taken from wood pulp and treated with acetic acid.

The advantages are;
Absorbent,
Dries quickly,
Cool (high thermal conductivity),
Resistant to moth and mildew damage.

The disadvantages are;
Poor abrasion resistance,
Weak when wet,
Poor elasticity,
Dry cleaned,
and high flammability.

Acetate is widely used for linings and soft furnishings. 

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