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It is a cellulose fibre, similar to cotton in its cellulosic structure, but it provides a
range of yarns and fabrics with their own characteristic properties. Viscose rayon
conducts heat more readily than silk, has a cooler feel against the skin, and is ...
Saponified rayon yarns are used for applications in which a high ratio of strength
to volume and excellent dimensional stability are advantageous; e.g., in
parachute ropes and fabrics, tire cords, belting, hoses, and balloon fabrics. The
Good tenacity and extension are combined with excellent elastic recovery and
high initial modulus, mechanical properties contributing to the production of
fabrics of good dimensional stability, which are unaffected in conditions that
would tend ...
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