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Properties and features of viscose

Published : 14/11/2019 08:00:00
Categories : MC2-Patterns

Viscose is a low-cost fabric, which is popular thanks to its myriad of qualities. It can be found in cotton end uses, as well as luxurious velvets and taffetas. Viscose can also be found in feminine hygiene products, as well as tire cords.

Properties and features of viscose fabric:

  • Viscose-containing fabrics are ‘breathable’.

  • Viscose is also characterized by extremely high hygroscopicity - it absorbs twice as much moisture as, for example, cotton.

  • It has good heat-shielding properties and wear resistance. Viscose gives products softness, smoothness and silkiness, creates a feeling of coolness in the heat. These properties make products containing viscose fiber, extremely pleasant and comfortable to wear.

  • It is easily dyed in bright colors.

  • It doesn’t accumulate static electricity (I don’t agree here, for some reason my skirt from 100% viscose does accumulate static, Easy to wrinkle.

  • It has insufficient abrasion resistance and noticeably loses strength when wet. Viscose is distinguished by a bright attractive “silk” shine, if it does not contain matting additives.

  • Viscose is a “green” material. Unlike fabrics made from petrochemical materials, viscose is made from cellulose, i.e. from wood, which is relatively easy to manufacture. Subsequent disposal of viscose is also not a labor and environmental hazard.

Become a “viscose-fan” - try it in different sewing projects - mc2-patterns are here for you! 

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