Definition of Rayon

Fibre: Cellulose


Characteristics: Any of various textile fibres or fabrics made from viscose. This cellulose fibre is highly absorbent. Its drapability and dyeability are excellent and it is fairly soft. Rayon does have a tendency to shrink but does not melt in high temperatures. It is resistant to moths and is not affected by ordinary household bleaches and chemicals.

Uses: Clothing, draperies, upholstery, carpets, tablecloths, bedspreads, automobile tires, conveyor belts, hose.

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