- Acetate / Triacetate Fibers
Acetate filament yarns are referred to as "Fibers of Beauty", because they have luster and tactile feeling as silk fibers. The quantity of production in Japan is not so large, but in the U.S.A., a large quantities of acetate filament yarns are used for apparel manufacturing. Acetate filament yarns are same as rayon fibers in those points that pulp is used as main raw material. However acetic acid is reacted chemically, thus, acetate filament yarns have characteristics of both vegetable fibers and synthetic fibers.
Acetate fibers are frequently used for women's dresses and exhibits their beauty in the form of women's formal wear, suits, coats or knitwear.
Acetate (staple tow) is used for almost all cigarette filters.
Triacetate fibers are fibers to which more acetic acid is combined than to acetate fibers.
- 1. END-USES
- [FOR CLOTHING]
Women's Formal Wear, Women's Nightgown, Coats, Printed One-piece, Accessories for Japanese Dresses, Neckties, Blouses, Sweaters, Scarves, etc.
- [FOR HOME FURNISHINGS AND BEDDING]
Blankets, Bedclothes, Fabrics for Curtains, etc.
- [FOR OTHER USES]
Umbrellas, Cigarette Filters, etc.
- [FOR CLOTHING]
- 2. FEATURES
- Specific gravity of acetate/triacetate fibers is lighter than that of cotton, viscose, cupram-monium rayon fibers and is nearly equal to that of wool fibers. Acetate/triacetate fibers have bulky fabric hand and rich feeling.
- Filament yarns have luster and tactile feeling as silk fibers. In addition, they have an excellent color development.
- Acetate/triacetate fibers have optimal moisture absorption, warmth retention and elasticitty.
- Acetate/triacetate fibers are used for pleat skirts thanks to the thermo-plasticity.
- 3. CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- Care should be taken to use chemical solvents such as acetone and thinner in stain removal, because acetate/triacetate fibers may be dissolved in these solvents..