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Acetate (Triacetate)

The oldest man-made fibre and the first one made using tree pulp. Fabrics were made from acetate during World War 1 and used in aeroplane wings. Acetate has fair absorbency, high lustre, (silk-like) poor abrasion resistance, poor fastness to the sun and low strength which reduces 30 per cent when wet.

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