Discover the Infinite Charm of Modal Fabrics.

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Update time : 2023-06-21 09:21:29

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What is modal fabric?

What is modal fabric?
Modal fiber is a kind of cellulose fiber, and rayon is the same as cellulose fiber, is a pure man-made fiber. Made from woody pulp from the bushes of Europe after a special spinning process, modal products are mostly used in the production of underwear because of its inherent good softness and excellent moisture absorption, but its fabric stiffness is poor.

Modal can also reflect its weaveability in the weaving process of woven fabrics, and can also interweave with other fiber yarns, so as to weave a variety of fabrics. Modal products have a broad development prospect in modern clothing and apparel.

History of development.

1. Modal knitted fabrics are mainly used for making underwear.

2. However, the modal has a silvery-white luster, excellent dyeability, and bright color after dyeing, which is enough to make it a talent used for outerwear.

3. Because of this, modal is increasingly becoming material for outerwear and its decorative fabrics.

4. In order to improve the disadvantage of poor stiffness of pure modal products, modal can be blended with other fibers and can achieve good results.

5. JM/C (50/50) can make up for this shortcoming.

6. Blended fabrics woven with such yarns make the cotton fibers more supple and improve the appearance of the fabric.

Main features.

1. Modal fiber is made of wood from nature and can be degraded naturally after use.

2. Modal fiber fineness is 1dtex, while cotton fiber fineness is 1.5-2.5tex, silk fineness is 1.3dtex.

3. Modal fiber is soft. Polished, colorful, the fabric feels especially soft, the fabric surface is shiny and bright, drapability are more than the existing cotton. Polyester. Cotton is good, luster and feel, and is a natural mercerized fabric.

4. Modal fiber has the strength and toughness of synthetic fiber, with dry strength of 3.56cn/tex and wet strength of 2.56cn/tex. The strength is higher than that of pure cotton and polyester cotton, which reduces the breakage phenomenon in the processing.

5. Modal fibers have a 50% higher moisture absorption capacity than cotton fibers, which allows Modal fabrics to stay dry. Breathable. It is ideal for intimate fabrics and health care apparel products, which is beneficial to human physiological circulation and health.

6. Modal fiber has good morphological and dimensional stability compared with cotton fiber, which makes the fabric have natural wrinkle resistance and non-ironing property, making it more convenient to wear and natural.

7. Modal fiber dyeing performance is better and after many washes still remain bright as new, and moisture absorption and thorough, good color fastness, compared with cotton, more comfortable to wear, no cotton clothing easy to fade, yellowing shortcomings. Therefore, the fabric is bright and colorful. Fabric-taking performance is stable, and with cotton fabrics together after 25 times of washing, the feel will be harder and harder. Modal fiber fabric is the opposite, the more you wash the softer, and the more you wash the brighter.

8. Modal dry strength is close to polyester strength (35cn/tex), wet strength is slightly lower than cotton, very soft, wet state elongation is small, the dry state elongation of the fiber between cotton and viscose, its wet state elongation and cotton is about the same, but less than viscose; washing shrinkage is low, its good moisture absorption capacity, fifty percent higher than cotton, and moisture absorption speed is very fast. Modal fiber dyeing characteristics, its absorption rate of pigment faster than combed cotton and combed cotton, and high absorption rate, bright color after dyeing; good breathability.

What are the disadvantages of modal fabric?

Modal fabric is a synthetic fiber made from natural fibers. It is made from wood pulp fibers and has the characteristics of softness, comfort, and good moisture absorption. However, modal fabrics also have some disadvantages, including the following:

1. Shrinkage: Modal fabrics tend to shrink in water, which may cause the garment to become smaller or lose its original fit.

2. Poor durability: compared to other synthetic fibers, the modal fabric is less durable. It is susceptible to abrasion and tearing, especially when worn and washed frequently.

3. Easy to wrinkle: Modal fabric is easy to wrinkle, which may cause the clothes to look less neat. It needs special care and ironing to keep it flat.

4. High price: Modal fabrics are relatively expensive, compared to other synthetic fibers. This may make it less competitive in the market.

5. Not suitable for high-temperature environments: Modal fabrics are sensitive to high temperatures and are easily damaged by heat. It may lose its shape, deform, or fade in a high-temperature environment.

Modal construction.

The structure of Modal. The polymerization of cellulose in Modal molecules is higher than that of ordinary viscose fibers and lower than that of Lyocell.

The morphological structure of Modal is 1 to 2 grooves on the longitudinal surface, irregular in cross-section, similar to a waisted circle, and also has a skin-core layer structure. The skin-roll layer structure is caused by the different solidification rates of the fiber surface layer and core layer during the wet spinning process. The crystallinity of the skin layer is lower and the polymer is higher; the crystallinity of the core layer is higher and the polymer is lower.

The supramolecular structure of Modal shows a crystallinity of 47% and a polymer factor of 0.53. The crystallinity and polymer of Modal are higher than those of ordinary viscose fibers and lower than those of Lyocell.

Main applications.

Because of its excellent properties, many warp and weft knitting manufacturers have started to use this fiber as a raw material for daywear and sleepwear, sportswear and casual wear, as well as for lace.

The fabric has a particularly ideal effect when combined with other intimate apparel, so that your skin can often remain dry and comfortable, even after washing, and can still maintain a certain degree of water absorption and a light soft feeling, all thanks to the smooth surface of the material, to avoid the tangling of fibers in the process of washing clothes.

Is modal harmful?

Modal fibers meet the requirements of the ECO-TEX standard, are physiologically harmless and biodegradable. It has particular advantages for textiles that come into direct contact with the body, and the fine denier fibers give knitted fabrics comfortable wearability, a soft feel, flowing drape, attractive luster and high moisture absorption.

The difference between modal cotton and pure cotton.

The biggest difference between modal and cotton is that modal is superior to cotton in terms of moisture absorption and softness. But this advantage is often expressed in underwear, not only in winter or summer underwear, modal fabrics are better than cotton.

1. In terms of cost: Modal fabric is relatively higher than cotton.

2. In terms of durability: in terms of durability, cotton fabrics will be better. And for the jacket, compared to modal fabric clothes, cotton will be more economical and more practical.


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