Viscose

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Description

1) A viscous orange color liquid of cellulose xanthate. Viscose is made by treating cellulose with sodium hydroxide then adding carbon disulfide. It is used in the manufacture of viscose rayon and cellophane.

2) Common name for viscose rayon.

Synonyms and Related Terms

1) sodium cellulose xanthogenate; cellulose xanthate;

2) viscose rayon

Other Properties

Insouble in organic solvents.

Additional Information

Links to Oddy Test results posted on AIC Wiki Materials Database Pages for individual materials below

° Khoon Heng show case fabric 65% polyester, 35% viscose tested in 2017
° Khoon Heng show case fabric 65% polyester, 35% viscose tested in 2017
° Khoon Heng show case fabric 65% polyester, 35% viscose tested in 2017
° John Ranger Textiles, Serge 65% polyester, 35% 100% viscose tested in 2016
° Maish Felts, Royal felt: 100% viscose tested in 2010

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 10145
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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