Triacetate lends its own
distinctive properties to different finished products. Some of the
- Strength: Triacetate is not a very
strong fiber. It has poor abrasion resistance and therefore not used for
- Elasticity: The fiber can be stretched
about the same as acetate, it has limited elasticity and is much less
elastic than silk.
- Resilience: It is the most resilient of
the man made cellulosic fibers. It has excellent shape retentive
properties. The fiber does not wrinkle easily.
- Absorbency: The fiber is less absorbent
than acetate. It is used in fabrics that require water repellency.
- Heat Conductivity: The fiber has a high
rate of heat conductivity. It is warmer than cotton, linen and rayon.