Viscose is a rather deceiving material

Published : 12/11/2019 08:00:00
Categories : MC2-Patterns

Soft and lightweight, viscose fabric is a fixture of many wardrobes and homes and has been in use since the late 1800s. Viscose comes from trees, but it is not as environmentally as other types of rayon, such as modal, because the production process uses high concentrations of chemicals. Viscose is cheap to produce and is a versatile fabric used for clothing items such as blouses, dresses, and jackets, and around the home in carpets and upholstery.

Depending on the thickness and type of fibers, the manufacturer can achieve stunning similarities to truly natural materials - silk, linen, cotton, wool (such viscose is also called vistra).

  • Modal
    Upgraded viscose dope fiber with a high absorbent effect, containing 100% cellulose isolated from wood pulp. The fabric recreates all the natural properties of cotton, but unlike the latter does not crease. Modal does not contain harmful impurities.
    Products with Modal do not require softeners when washing, and retain their original colors and softness, giving a skin-to-skin feel even after numerous washes. The content of Modal in the fabric gives additional sophistication and shine. With close direct contact with the skin, it does not cause irritation.

  • Cupra
    Cupra threads are made from cotton pulp. This cellulose is dissolved by copper salt and ammonia (from the Latin cuprum copper - copper), then endless threads with a matte sheen that are very similar to natural silk are spun from this mass. The fiber is very thin and smooth. This is the most noble, high-quality and expensive cellulose-based fiber. 

  • Lyocell (Tencel)
    This is cellulose fiber from eucalyptus trees. New generation viscose. When worn it gives a feeling of cotton fabric.

  • Acetate (AC) and Triacetate (TA)
    Unlike viscose, acetate and triacetate fibers do not consist of pure cellulose, but of acetyl cellulose (cellulose waste).

Acetate and triacetate silk fabrics have a slightly shiny surface and look very similar to natural silk. They perfectly retain their shape and hardly wrinkle.

Acetate silk does not absorb moisture well (only 6 percent of its own weight), but dries quickly.

Triacetate silk absorbs even less moisture than acetate, but has greater heat resistance (melting point about 300 degrees) and retains its shape when pleated.

Viscose mixed with acetate is used as a lining.

Almost anything in our pattern collection cude be made from viscose.


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