About Viscose Fibre
- Viscose is a type of rayon. Originally known as artificial silk, in the late 19th century, the term “rayon” came into effect in 1924.
- The name “viscose” is derived from the way this fibre is manufactured; a viscous organic liquid used to make both rayon and cellophane.
- Viscose is made from tree wood pulp, like beech, pine, and eucalyptus, but can also be made from bamboo.
- As a manufactured regenerated cellulose fibre, it is neither truly natural (like cotton, wool or silk) nor truly synthetic (like nylon or polyester) – it falls somewhere in between.
- Chemically, viscose resembles cotton, but it can also take on many different qualities depending on how it is manufactured.
- It is versatile, Highly absorbent and Inexpensive fibre.
Q1) What is Cellulose?
Cellulose is the most abundant biopolymer on Earth, found in trees, waste from agricultural crops and other biomass.