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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.

Posted by Krishnakoli Dat...on 16/4/13

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Rayon is called artificial silk since it has properties of silk

Posted by Saurav Chowdhur...(student)on 5/7/12

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)on 6/7/12

 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)on 6/7/12

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

Posted by Ayman Mohammed(student)on 7/7/12

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)on 10/7/12

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)on 10/7/12

rayon has the characterstick of silk such as

it is lustouous

Posted by MEENATA(parent)on 14/7/12

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

Posted by Akhil Kumar Don...(student)on 18/7/12

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

Posted by Richa Shrivasta...(student)on 21/7/12

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)on 13/4/13

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