Acetate is a man made fiber that is create from cellulose acetate. The surface have a round shape with striations on it.
Acetate fiber was first developed in 1924; later on
in 1952 the Federal Trade Commission made
acetate generic category, no longer part of the
rayon fiber family.
Acetate is a medium weight fiber
that drape perfect and silky to the
touch. Resiliency and absorbency is
fair. Regain 6 1/2 moisture, it has
no pilling or static problem, and is
This fabric have poor strength, can become very 30% weak when wet, not good for washing machines but recovery strength when it dried. Have poor abrasion and elasticity. This fabric should only be dry clean. Hot water or dryers can cause loss of strength, permanent creases and shrinkage can occur due to heat. Acetate color can fade or change due to pollutant gas. The color can change from deep blue to navy, or purple to red from exposure.
This fiber can be found in lining fabric, lingerie, fabric for bonding materials and cigarette-fiber material.