Viscose is a chemically produced fiber that visually resembles cotton. Despite the chemical process, it is wrong to call viscose a synthetic fiber, as it is made of natural cellulose.
The raw material for viscose is provided by pine and beech wood as well as bamboo, which is debarked and chopped into small pieces. In a complex process, resins and foreign substances are boiled out so that the resulting cellulose can be pressed into pulp sheets. These pulp plates are again liquefied to a honey-like solution and pressed through fine spinnerets into the spinning bath. The cellulose solidifies in the spinning bath to form filaments, which can be spun together to form filament yarn. Unlike natural fibers, viscose - unlike natural fibers - cannot be spun without complex chemical conversion processes.
- is soft, supple and therefore comfortable to wear on the skin
- feels like cotton or silk and has excellent hygienic properties
- viscose absorbs moisture very well and is therefore antistatic
- unfortunately, it tends to wrinkle due to low fiber elasticity
- When treated wet, the viscose fiber swells, it becomes wider and shorter in length, it shrinks or shrinks In order to make it more shrink-proof, it is refined with synthetic resin, which, however, reduces the absorption of moisture