All about viscose!
the tissue is part of our cultural heritage and it is exciting to know the history of textile fibers ...
We have chosen to tell you a few words on viscose, unknown and often controversial material which deserves more transparency.
Do you certainly have in your dressing room a clothing in flamboyant colors united or printed, fluid and light, so pleasant to wear?
It could then be a garment in viscose fabric... which has the appearance of cotton and the softness of silk ...
Viscose is a type of radiation, an '' artificial silk ''.
You certainly know that a fabric can be natural as the cotton, flax, or synthetic like polyester or nylon for example.
However, viscose is neither really natural nor really synthetic.
An ambiguous fabric!
A natural vegetable and then artificial fiber.
It comes from a natural material but its manufacture is synthetic.
It consists of 90% cellulose like cotton, and it is using molecular syntheses that it has been created.
This cellulose is wood paste, the main constituting trees
This quality of fabric is the first '' created '' of artificial chemical textiles.
It was invented at the end of the nineteenth century by an engineer and industrialist from Besançon, the Count Hilaire de Chardonnet ..... he managed to replace silkworms with vegetable cellulose from wood paste.
Wearing a viscose garment almost the same feeling as wearing a cotton garment.
If the viscose fabric has a silky touch and a brilliant appearance, it is thanks to its synthetic manufacture which makes its fibers infinitely finer.
Viscose is one of the most popular fabrics because it has a quality multitudes: it is soft, comfortable, ultra fluid, shiny, absorbent ...
Its production makes it possible to offer a cheap alternative to silk thanks to a less expensive cost of realization.
However, despite all its qualities viscose is a controversial material because of its not very ecological manufacturing ...
Even if it comes from natural material, which makes it sometimes considered ecological ... Its manufacture remains polluting.
Indeed, the chemical process for making it uses caustic soda (which makes it brilliant), carbon disulfide and sulfuric acid ...
This process generates very significant sulfur pollution.
Manufacturing also requires the use of large amounts of water.
Good news all the same:
Note that considerable efforts are made by viscose manufacturers to ensure clean manufacturing despite the use of chemicals.
Trials have therefore been carried out to find a solvent to dissolve cellulose while having a lesser impact on the environment. It is the Solvent N-Methylmorpholine-N-oxide (NMMO) which has been chosen: it is not toxic, and it is recyclable, which makes its impact very low for our environment.
Consequently, the mess of viscose would be doubly expensive to the planet, which is whyMy Little Couponis working to put this material on the market in quantity!
Find here All of our viscose fabrics!