- Triacetate Fiber
- Triacetate Staple Fiber
- Triacetate Filter Tow Fiber
- Triacetate Textile Filament Fiber
First U.S. Commercial Triacetate Fiber Production: 1954, Celanese Corporation (Triacetate is not currently produced in the United States)
Basic Principles of Triacetate Fiber Production — Triacetate is derived from cellulose by combining cellulose with acetate from acetic acid and acetate anhydride. The cellulose acetate is dissolved in a mixture of methylene chloride and methanol for spinning. As the filaments emerge from the spinneret the solvent is evaporated in warm air — dry spinning — leaving a fiber of almost pure cellulose acetate. Triacetate fibers contain a higher ratio of acetate-to-cellulose than do acetate fibers.
Triacetate Fiber Characteristics
- Shrink resistant
- Wrinkle resistant
- Easily washed
- Fabrics made from triacetate fibers maintain pleat retention and a crisp finish
- Develop their most valuable characteristics by heat treatments that are included as a part of their normal finishing
Some Major Triacetate Fiber Uses
- Apparel: Dresses, skirts, sportswear, particularly where pleat-retention is important.
General Triacetate Fiber Care Tips
- Pleated garments are best hand laundered. Most other garments containing 100% triacetate can be machine washed and dried.
- If ironing is desired, a high temperature setting may be used.
- Articles containing triacetate fibers require very little special care due mainly to the fiber's resistance to high temperature. (For specific instructions, refer to garment's sewn-in care label.)