About Viscose

History of Man-Made Cellulosic

As part of Industrial Revolution, Cellulose was the result of man’s endeavor to invent a cheaper substitute for expensive Silk Fiber. Cellulose was invented in 1884 in France. It was first manufactured for commercial uses in 1910 by Avtex Fibers Inc. in the United States. Initially it was marketed as “Artificial Silk”. However, the manufacturers didn’t find the word “artificial” very appealing from the marketing point of view. Hence, the name “Rayon” was adopted.

Viscose Filament Yarn

VFY is a natural fibre which can be made to resemble silk, cotton and wool in its feel and texture. Known for its versatility, VFY has superior drape, fluidity and lustre which makes it a popular choice for manufacturing fabrics such as georgettes, crepes and chiffons. Manufactured under the brand name Raysil (formerly known as Rayon), VFY comes in a wide range of 600 shades with the flexibility of reproducing any shade to suit customer needs.

Viscose Staple Fibre

VSF is a regenerated cellulose fibre made from wood pulp, a sustainable natural resource and is bio-degradable and eco-friendly. A versatile fibre, VSF is used in apparel, home textiles, dress materials, knit wears and non-woven applications. Grasim is India's pioneer in VSF- a man-made, bio-degradable fibre that is fast emerging as a sustainable alternative to cotton. Grasim’s Birla Cellulose range of fibres can be used in their original form.

Rayon Tyre Yarn

Rayon is an excellent reinforcement material, which is used for Ultra high performance tyres and run flat tyres as it meets all requirements such as good adhesion to rubber and plastic, good heat ageing and chemical resistance, high modulus, low thermal shrinkage, good dimensional stability. Yarn produced is either pre-twisted (60 tpm) or Zero twist depending on the customer requirement.