Silk is one of the most famous fabrics in the world. First of all, it is known for the fact that in ancient times silk was very expensive and was used only in the manufacture of clothes for the most noble and wealthy people. In honor of silk, they even named the largest trade route that passed from China, where this very silk was produced, to Europe and other parts of the world.
Now silk has become a common material that is available to everyone. A very strong influence on the availability of this fabric was the appearance of artificial silk, which is much cheaper than natural, but at the same time imitates it very well.
People learned to produce artificial silk at the end of the 19th century. Since then, the technology has improved and modernized due to the development of the chemical and textile industries.
The basis for artificial silk is still cellulose. It is extracted from wood, so we can safely say that rayon is an eco-friendly material. Often people think that since the fabric is artificial, it means that it is made entirely of synthetic materials, in the case of silk, this is not the case.
Viscose silk is perhaps the most famous type. This is the cheapest and easiest variant of artificial silk. It was created one of the first and therefore extremely widespread.
Cupra - the name was formed due to the peculiarities of the production technology. The cellulose used to make cupra is soaked in a solution of copper sulphate and ammonia. The result is a fabric with a very smooth and shiny surface.