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Viscose, which is a rayon fiber, loses strength when wet and sometimes shrinks. There are four major types of rayon, and different rayon types have differing degrees of wet strength. Regular rayon shrinks the most, while... More »

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Pure viscose fabrics, which are also known as pure rayon, shrink when placed in the dryer. This material has a low wet-strength rating, making it vulnerable to shrinking during an average wash cycle. Most viscose fabrics... More »

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Polyester viscose is a blend of viscose, which is a form of rayon, with polyester, which increases the viscose's wet strength, giving it the durability to handle washing and drying by machine. The blend makes the fabric ... More »

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Pure viscose fabrics, which are also known as pure rayon, shrink when placed in the dryer. This material has a low wet-strength rating, making it vulnerable to shrinking during an average wash cycle. Most viscose fabrics... More »

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Viscose fabric, also known as viscose rayon, is a textile made from regenerated cellulose fiber. The fiber is processed using a wet-spin technique, which results in a cool, smooth and highly absorbent fabric. Clothing ma... More »

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Common synthetic materials are nylon, acrylic, polyester, carbon fiber, rayon and spandex. Synthetic materials are made from chemicals and are usually based on polymers. They are stronger than natural and regenerated mat... More »

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Properties of paper include the thickness, weight, texture, folding endurance, strength and size of the paper. Some grades of paper tear easily, while others resist tearing. The moisture retention capacity is another imp... More »

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