Triacetate Fiber

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  • 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)

Federal Trade Commission Definition for Triacetate Fiber: See definition for Acetate. (Complete FTC Fiber Rules here.)

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.)

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