[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
- Website: What is Bemberg?
- Bemberg: Website
- 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