Rayon is a versatile man made fiber
that has use in different industries. It has certain properties that makes
it useful for manufacturing a number of products. Some of the properties
- Strength: The tensile strength of
viscose rayon is greater than that of wool. Its strength however reduces
40 to 70 percent when weak. The fiber is fairly durable, economical and
- Elasticity: The fibber has more
elasticity as compared to cotton or linen, but less than wool and silk.
Undue strain can also cause them to sag or even burst.
- Resilience: The fiber lacks the
resilience natural to wool and silk, and creases easily. The creasing
can be reduced by using multi filament rayons, goos weaving and
- Absorbency: Rayon is one of the most
absorbent of all fibers. It is more absorbent than cotton and linen.
- Heat Conductivity: Rayon is a good
conductor of heat and can be used for summer clothing. It is also used
to manufacture carpets and rugs.