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RAYON, VISCOSE, LYOCELL, MODAL
Cellulose is an organic compound and the structural component of most green plants. It is composed of the three elements: carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. In general, its chemical formula is C6H6O5. For example, cotton contains 82.7% of cellulose, ramie - 68.6%, hemp - 67%.
What is Tencel? Lyocell is an eco-friendly fiber made from wood pulp cellulose as well as Viscose and Rayon. It was first manufactured in 1988 by Courtaulds Fibres UK at their pilot plant S25. The only current manufacturer in the United States is Lenzing Inc, who market it under the trademarked brand name Tencel. - Reference: Lenzing Fibers Inc. » What is Cupro? Cupro is a regenerated cellulose fiber, soft, strong and silky, produced by treating cotton cellulose with cuprammonium salts. It is also called Cuprammonium Rayon. Cupro was first made in 1890s in Japan and Italy.
Trade names are used within the rayon industry to determine the type of rayon used: • BEMBERG, for example, is a trade name for cupramonium rayon that is only produced in Italy. • MODAL is a widely used form of rayon produced by Lenzing Fibers Corp. which is based in northern Austria. Galaxy, Danufil, and Viloft are rayon brands produced by Kelheim Fibres, a German manufacturer. • GRASIM(India) is the largest producer of rayon in the world (claiming 24% market share).
More information about rayon fiber and its production: MadeHow.com » Lenzing Fibers »
The natural cellulosic fibers are also Cotton, Flax, Hemp, Nettels, Bamboo, Sugarcane, Jute, Ramie, and many other.
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