Acetate Physical & Chemical Properties

(A Cellulosic Man-Made Fiber)
Composition
Acetate Ester of Cellulose

Physical Properties
Microscopic Appearance
– Striations farther apart than viscose rayon
– Lobed cross-section

Length
– Filament and staple

Color
– Transparent unless dulled by pigments

Luster
– Bright, semibright, or dull

Strength
– Moderate
– Less than rayon when wet

Elasticity
– Not very high
– Similar to rayon –

Resilience
– Poor

Moisture Absorption
– 6%, little strength loss when wet

Heat
– Ironing temperatures of 275′ F are satisfactory

Flammability
– Slowly combustible

Electrical Conductivity
– Good

Specific Gravity – 1.32