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The method to distinguish rayon from cotton
Jul 18, 2017

From the apperance, rayon fabric is similiar to cotton fabric. Now I can share you the following 8 ways to distinguish them:

 

1.Smooth

Rayon fabric have plain and smooth surface , few yarn defects, no impurities. While you can see cotton shell, impurities. It is not smoother than rayon fabric.

 

2.The eveness of yarn count

Rayon fabrics yarn is even with few yarn defects. While cotton yarn is less even than rayons. Especially, you can see uneven yarn more obviously from coarse cloth.

 

3.Handfeel

Rayon fabric whether it is thin or thick, most of it have a softer handfeel. While cotton fabric feels harder than rayon fabric.

 

4.Color

Rayon fabric have a good lustre and color. Compared with cotton fabric, rayon fabric are brighter and more colorful than cotton fabric.

 

5.Creaseability

Rayon fabric are easy to wrinkle. When you clutched it and then spread out, you will find much fold and not easy to recover timely. As for cotton fabric, it has crepe, but slight.

 

6.Drapability

Rayon fabric have fine drapability. However, Cotton fabric is not better than rayon fabric from this aspect.

 

7.Strength

Rayon fabric has lower strength than cotton fabric especially in damp environment. Rayon fabric are easy to break. Therefore, the texture of rayon fabric are more thick.

 

8.burn

When reach the flame, rayon fabric are burn rapidly and appear black smoke. While the ash of cotton fabric are little.


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