Fibre Briefing: Cellulosics

Fibres from wood or woody plants are the basis for most cellulosics. First produced in the 1890s as ‘rayon’, these fibres are referred to as ‘manufactured’, ‘regenerated’ or ‘semi-synthetic’. They account for 6.2 per cent of global fibre production.¹

Innovative Cellulosics: Modal - Lyocell - Cupro

Generic modal

Modal is sometimes referred to as a second-generation cellulosic fibre, improving on traditional viscose both in its performance as a fabric and its record on sustainability.


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