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Modal Yarn: Another type of cellulosic fibre
« on: October 31, 2011, 11:50:54 AM »
Modal is a cellulose fiber made by spinning reconstituted cellulose, often from beech trees. It is about 50% more hygroscopic (water-absorbent) per unit volume than cotton. It takes dye like cotton and is color-fast when washed in warm water. Modal is a kind of rayon. Textiles made from modal are resistant to shrinkage and fading but prone to stretching and pilling. They are smooth and soft, more so than mercerized cotton. Mineral deposits from hard water do not stick to the fabric surface. Modal fabrics should be washed at lower temperatures and like cotton, are often ironed after washing.
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Re: Modal Yarn: Another type of cellulosic fibre
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 02:40:54 PM »
Shrinkage is a great problem for fabric. So modal yarn will play a vital role against this problem..

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Re: Modal Yarn: Another type of cellulosic fibre
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 02:50:42 PM »
Need more information.
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Re: Modal Yarn: Another type of cellulosic fibre
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 04:59:02 PM »
Modal is one of the derivatives of Viscose termed as regenerated cellulose. Modal is also considered a type of rayon. Modal uses only beechwood, where rayon can be made of the wood pulp of a number of different trees. Like other types of rayon, it is originally marketed as "artificial silk". Modal is soft, smooth and breathes well. Its texture is similar to that of cotton or silk. It is cool to the touch and very absorbent. Like cotton, modal dyes easily and becomes color-fast after submersion in warm water.

One of the advantages of modal over cotton is its resistance to shrinkage, a critical problem with cotton. Modal is also less likely to fade or to form pills as a result of friction. Its smoothness also makes hard water deposits less likely to adhere to the surface, so the fabric stays soft through repeated washings.


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Offline Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

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Re: Modal Yarn: Another type of cellulosic fibre
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 05:19:23 PM »
Modal will solve the shrinkage problem............. Very nice post. Thanks.
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