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why is rayon called as "artificial silk "?

Asked by Parul S Kumar(student) , on 12/4/13

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Rayon is a fiber produced from plant parts that resembles silk by both texture and look. For this reason rayon is known as artificial silk.

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Rayon is called artificial silk since it has properties of silk

Posted by Saurav Chowdhur...(student)

Silk is a natural fibre with a beautiful texture.It is expensive.Attempts at making a synthetic fibre with similar texture succeeded towardsthe end of 19 century when scientists made rayon..That is why it is called artificial silk.

Posted by Aanshi Jain(student)

 rayon is an artificial material but has the properties of silk thats why is called artificial silk.

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Posted by Lavisha(student)

rayon is as lustorous and attractive like silk thats why it is called artificial silk

Posted by Ayman Mohammed(student)

Rayon is obtained from wood pulp, but it has to go through extensive treating with chemicals. Therefore rayon is also called artificial silk.

Posted by Abhi(student)

Rayon is called an artificial silk because it has almost all the features of a silk including its softness but only the difference is that rayon is much cheaper than the silk.

Posted by Deeksha(student)

rayon has the characterstick of silk such as

it is lustouous

Posted by MEENATA(parent)


rayon is called artificial silk as it is cheaper than silk and can be woven like silk fibre.

Posted by Akhil Kumar Don...(student)

Rayon fibre is also known as "artificial silk" because it resembles all the properties of silk .

Posted by Richa Shrivasta...(student)

rayon is called a artificial silk because it looks like silk ,feels like sik . But the starting of a rayon cloth  is made from wood pulp. This cloth is cheaper,can be worn in summers too..

Posted by Nivedha(student)

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