Description of Bamboo
Firstly, Bamboo is a viscose regenerated cellulose fibres. Is is also called artificial silk modal or rayon. Secondly, It is a man-made fabricated fibre extracted cellulose from the pulp of bamboo. Largely used in the textile market product that surrounded us. A kind of grass that has an anti-microbial properties. Thirdly,at a low cost, other fibers like wool, cotton can be blended with it to create surface design on felt, fabulous treards and yarns even fibre fusion and paper making. Easy to renew, growing fast it is a sustainable resource and does not need pesticides and fertilizer to grow. Bamboo shoots can reach over 1 metre in 24 hours.
Making of bamboo
Furthermore, leaves and stems of Bamboo are first mecanically cruched and plunged in a vat of alcaline soda ash. It is used to control the PH of water. This however, helps to disolve unwanted material in the wood pulp leaving relativelly pure cellulose which forms the basic fibres for viscose. However, the process of making bamboo is to force the cellulose into an extruder and after drop it in an acid solution to harden the cellulose to form multi continuous filaments. Filaments are cut into certain lenghts called staple. Furthermore, the caracteristics are soft silky felt great for spinning it is about 18 microns and cut in 4 to 6 inches. Our Bamboo is often used by Alpaca farms and mills to produce blends to make yarn socks. Since it is versatile you can use it in many projets.
In conclusion, bamboo dyes evenly in vibrant colours better than cotton. however, this fiber can be dyed with reactive dyes and you can neutralise the leftover water with baking soda. This product can be dyed with Plumes et fleurs and alter ego from H Dupont