Acetate is a man made fiber having
innumerable applications. Its properties makes it useful for manufacturing a
vast number of products. Some of the properties are:
- Strength: Acetate is weaker than rayon
and is one of the weakest fibers. It has poor abrasion resistance,
making it unfit for usage in garments.
- Elasticity: Acetate is more elastic as
compared to rayon. It is less elastic than wool and silk.
- Resilience: Acetate is more resilient
than rayon and thus less wrinkle prone. The fabric turns to its original
shape much better than rayon after it is pulled or crumpled.
- Absorbency: The fiber is not very
absorbent. It absorbs less moisture than rayon.
- Heat Conductivity: Acetate does not
have a high rate of heat conductivity. It is used more for linings and
other industrial fabrics.