Lyocell Staple Fiber
First U.S. Commercial Lyocell Fiber Production: 1992, Acordis Cellulosic Fibers, Inc.
Current U.S. Lyocell Fiber Producers: Lenzing Fibers Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Definition for Lyocell Fiber: A cellulose fiber obtained by an organic solvent spinning process where:
1) organic solvent means a mixture of organic chemicals and water, and
2) solvent spinning means dissolving and spinning without the formation of a derivative.
Although it is given a separate generic name, the FTC classifies Lyocell as a sub-category under Rayon. (Complete FTC Fiber Rules here.)
Basic Principles of Lyocell Fiber Production Raw cellulose is directly dissolved in an amine oxide solvent. The solution is filtered, extruded into an aqueous bath of dilute amine oxide, and coagulated into fiber form.
Lyocell Fiber Characteristics
General Lyocell Fiber Care Tips
Some Major Lyocell Fiber Uses
- Apparel: Dresses, slacks, coats, jeans
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