Neucel A94 and A96
Cellulose acetate is one of the earliest synthetic fibers and is based on cotton or tree pulp cellulose ("biopolymers"). Acetate is a very valuable manufactured fiber that is relatively low cost and has good draping qualities. Properties of acetate have promoted it as the “beauty fiber”.
- Hand: soft, smooth, dry, crisp, and resilient
- Comfort: breathes, wicks, dries quickly, no static cling
- Drape: linings move with the body linings conform to the garment
- Color: deep brilliant shades with atmospheric dyeing meet colorfastness requirements
- Luster: light reflection creates a signature appearance
- Performance: colorfast to perspiration staining, colorfast to dry cleaning, air and vapor permeable
- Tenacity: weak fiber with breaking tenacity of 1.2 to 1.4 g/d; rapidly loses strength when wet; must be dry-cleaned.
- Abrasion: poor resistance
- Heat retention: poor thermal retention; no allergenic potential (hypoallergenic)
- Dyeability: (two methods) cross-dying method where yarns of one fiber and those of another fiber are woven into a fabric in a desired pattern; solution-dying method provides excellent color fastness under the effects of sunlight, perspiration, air contaminants and washing.
Some Product Uses:
- Men’s and women’s suit linings
- Dresses and blouses
- Cigarette filters
- Plastic products (tool handles, eyeglass frames, toothbrushes)
- Home furnishings
- Draperies, upholstery and slip covers