Class 8 Chemistry Synthetic Fibers and Plastics Rayon


  • Rayon is formulated from natural resources like wood pulp, but still it is regarded as synthetic or man-made fibre having characteristics similar to silk.
  • It is cheaper than silk.
  • It is also termed as artificial silk.
  • It can be easily woven down like natural silk and can be dyed in diverse vibrant colours.
  • It is a good moisture absorbent and comfortable to wear.
  • It is quite soft to skin with restrained dry strength.
  • It does not possess the property of resiliency due to which they are easily prone to get wrinkles.
  • For instance, rayon in accompany with cotton is used to make bed sheets. It is also used to make shirts, sarees.

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