Fiber: Cellulose


Characteristics: Often cheap linings and taffeta. soft and has a crisp feel. It has the lustrous appearance of silk and excellent drapability. It is not a strong Fiber, as it’s resistance to abrasion is poor. It does resist shrinkage, moths, and mildew and does not absorb moisture readily. It’s yarns are pliable and supple and will always sprig back to their original shape. It is fast drying and when heated becomes more pliable. Acetone and alcohol dissolve acetate Fibers. Special dyes are required if it is be colored. Today Acetate can be found in a variety of colors.

Uses: Clothing, uniforms, lingerie, linings, interlinings.