Chemical Composition Of Viscose Rayon

Viscose Rayon

Viscose Rayon is discovered by C.F. Cross and E.J. Bevan in 1891. It was discovered in the UK. It is one of the oldest man-made filaments. We know that viscose rayon is produced from wood which contains cellulose for this reason it is called regenerated cellulosic fiber. It is produced by a spinning process.

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Viscose Rayon

The raw materials of the viscose rayon are prepared in the coagulated bath. Then the liquid solution is sent to the spinneret through the spinning nozzle by high pressure. Spinneret contains about 12 to 90 holes whose diameter is 0.5 to 0.1mm through which liquid is passed.

Spinning Bath Composition of Viscose Rayon:

The following chemical solvents are contained in a spinning bath of viscose rayon.

  • H2SO4: 10%
  • Na2SO4: 18%
  • Glucose: 02%
  • ZnSO4: 01%
  • Water: 69%

The above composition is calculated at 100%. Viscose rayon is one of the important manmade fibers. So, we should have bast knowledge about viscose rayon.

Uses of Viscose Rayon

The following are the major application area of viscose rayon. They are-


Viscose rayon generally uses to make different types of accessories, blouses, lingerie, linings, millinery, slacks, dresses, jackets, sports shirts, sportswear, suits, ties, and work clothes.

Home Furnishings: 

Different types of home furnishing products are also made from viscose rayon such as bedspreads, blankets, curtains, draperies, sheets, slipcovers, tablecloths, upholstery, etc.

Industrial Uses: 

Different types of industrial products, medical-surgical products, nonwoven products, and tire cords are also made from viscose rayon.

Other Uses: 

Viscose rayon uses to make feminine hygiene products.

In sum, there are lots of uses for viscose rayon.

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