High tenacity rayon

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Rayon fibers that have been stretched to align their molecular chains parallel to the filament axis. High tenacity rayon has very high tensile strength and is used for tire cords and fabric reinforcement. High tenacity and high wet modulus rayons are called modal fibers.

See Modal fiber.

Synonyms and Related Terms

modal; rayon de alta tenacidad (Esp.)

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 655
  • J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II Man-made Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England