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electric light, patented a process for squeezing a nitrocellulose solution through
holes to form filaments, then treating the filaments with chemicals to change the
flammable nitrocellulose back into harmless cellulose. Swan exhibited articles ...
is no longer cellulose acetate but has been converted to a highly oriented
filament of regenerated cellulose. Saponified rayon yarns are used for
applications in which a high ratio of strength to volume and excellent dimensional
stability are ...
A comparison of the average angle of the spirals for several cellulosic fibres is
interesting; hemp, 0 degrees; ramie, 3.5 degrees; flax, 5.5 degrees; cotton, up to
50 degrees. The basic building blocks of cotton fibres are chemically reactive, ...
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