Many convincing artificial silks are made from acetate. It has almost the same finish and draping qualities as silk but is less prone to fade or rot.
Used for artificial silks dry clean only.
A quick drying fabric which is luxurious in feel and appearance. It is drapeable, fast drying, and relatively inexpensive.
(Identified by such brand names as Celaperm and Chromspun). A man-made fiber with a luxurious feeling, which dyes in brilliant colors, and is economical. But it offers low resistance to wear and only fair resistance to sunlight. When blended with other fibers, it can add beauty and luster to a fabric. Acetate is seldom used in today's fabrics.
Acetate is made from pulverized wool pulp or waste cotton reconstitutes as an extruded fabric. Acetate is used in everything from coat linings to slack, either straight or as a blend.
A fabric derived from either cotton or wood pulp that has undergone further processing thus classifying it as synthetic. It reacts badly to high heat and high concentrations of alkalis or acids. Acetate is an unusual base for fabric art.
(textiles) Acetate is made from wood pulp. It has a low strength when wet, and is not very absorbent. Moths or mildew does not affect it. It drapes well, but avoid wringing â€“ drip dry only and use a cool iron. A common substitute for various natural fibres, acetate is versatile and inexpensive. It is used in making satins and brocades. Triacetate â€“ is stronger and more durable. It washes well and retains pressing. It is non-absorbent and commonly used in mixtures and blends well with natural and other man made fibres.
Can be extruded into fibers of different diameter and woven into fabrics that have the luxurious look of silk but do not wear like silk. Acetate does not absorb moisture readily but dries fast and resists shrinking. This is a resilient fabric that resists wrinkling in addition to being pliable and soft with a good drape.