Viscose is a regenerate cellulose fiber because it is produced from naturally occurring polymers .the raw materials of viscose rayon may be cotton linters, the short staple fiber adhering to the cotton sheet, or wood pulp derivatives from northern spruce, western hemlock, eucalyptus, or southern slash pine. The pulps of these soft’s woods, containing 94% cellulose, are especially suited to fiber manufacturing.
Definition Of Viscose :
Viscose is both a semi-synthetic fabric formerly called viscose rayon or rayon and a solution of cellulose xanthenes produced by treating dissolving pulp with aqueous sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide used to spin the viscose rayon fiber. Byproducts of the production process include sodium thiocarbonate, sodium carbonate, and sodium sulfide. Viscose rayon fiber is a soft fiber commonly used in dresses, linings, shirts, shorts, coats, jackets, and other outer wear; it is also used in industrial yarns (tyre cord), upholstery and carpets. It is also used in the casting of Cellophane.
Rayon is the oldest commercial manmade fibre.
The process of making viscose was discovered by C.F.Cross and E.J.Bevan in 1891
It is now manufactured abundantly as its raw material is cellulose and is available in large quantities in timber and vegetable matter
Initially there were so many names of Rayon.
The viscose method is relatively inexpensive and of particular significance in the production of nonwoven fabrics.
It is not synthetic.
Its properties are more similar to cotton and flax rather than polyester and nylon.
Viscose Rayon has silk like aesthetic and good feel.
The name viscose was derived from the word viscous, which mean liquid state of spinning solution.