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[Bemberg, Italy] A trademark for a fiber composed of Cuprammonium rayon. Bemberg was first manufactured in the late 19th century by J.P. Bemberg, a German rayon producer and exporter. Cupro rayon uses cotton linters mixed with ammonium and copper before being dropped into caustic soda. Finally, it is extruded through a spinneret as a filament. This produces round fibers of uniform thickness that have of similar feel and texture of silk.



Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996

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