Manufactured Fiber - cellulosic-based
- Excellent strength
- Shrink- and wrinkle-resistant
- Soft hand
- Excellent drape
- Dyes and prints well
MAJOR END USES:
- Apparel - dresses, suits, sportswear, pants, jackets, blouses, skirts.
- Home Fashions - curtains, draperies, upholstery, bedspreads, table linens, sheets, dish towels, bath towels.
Comments - This is the newest cellulosic fiber, and a new brand name that you may have seen recently is Tencel®. This fiber is cellulosic, and it is very similar to rayon in appearance. The major difference between lyocell and rayon is that lyocell is much more durable and has a much stronger wet strength. It can also be machine washable and dryable.
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