Triacetate Staple Fiber,
Triacetate Filter Tow Fiber,
Triacetate Textile Filament Fiber
First U.S. Commercial Triacetate Fiber Production: 1954, Celanese Corporation (Triacetate is not currently produced in the United States)
Federal Trade Commission Definition for Triacetate Fiber: See definition for Acetate. (Complete FTC Fiber Rules here.)
Basic Principles of Triacetate Fiber Production Triacetate is derived from cellulose by combining cellulose with acetate from acetic acid and acetate anhydride. The cellulose acetate is dissolved in a mixture of methylene chloride and methanol for spinning. As the filaments emerge from the spinneret the solvent is evaporated in warm air dry spinning leaving a fiber of almost pure cellulose acetate. Triacetate fibers contain a higher ratio of acetate-to-cellulose than do acetate fibers.
Triacetate Fiber Characteristics
Some Major Triacetate Fiber Uses
- Apparel: Dresses, skirts, sportswear, particularly where pleat-retention is important.
General Triacetate Fiber Care Tips
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