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Modal - Φυσική ίνα για ρούχα

Posted by dianagr 06/02/2019 0 Comment(s)

Τι είναι το νήμα από Modal (Μοντάλ)

Το Modal είναι ένα υλικό που χρησιμοποιείται στην παραγωγή εσωρούχων, ρούχων, σεντονιών κλπ. με την χρήση νήματος που προέρχεται από την επεξεργασία της κυτταρίνης, η οποία αποσπάται από τον πολτό του ξύλου. Η κύρια πηγή του πολτού είναι το ξύλο της οξιάς.

Το πανί από Modal είναι πολύ πιο απορροφητικό από το βαμβάκι και πάρα πολύ απαλό, σχεδόν σαν μετάξι. Έχει μεγάλη ελαστικότητα και για αυτό χρισιμοποιείται στην παραγωγή εσωρούχων, αλλά και ρούχων γυμναστικής. Επιπλέον ένα άλλο σημαντικό  χαρακτηριστικό του υφάσματος από Modal είναι ότι δεν συρρικνώνεται στο πλύσιμο.

Το ρούχο από Modal, εαν είναι 100% modal, πλένεται σαν το βαμβακερό ύφασμα, χωρίς περιορισμό στην θερμοκρασία. Πάντα διαβάζουμε τις οδηγίες πλυσίματος.

What is the Modal fibre

Modal is a wood pulp based cellulosic fiber, made out of pure wooden chips from the beech tree. Modal uses only beech wood, thus it is essentially a variety of viscose rayon; a generic name for modified viscose rayon fiber that has high tenacity and high wet modulus.

Modal was first developed by Austria based Lenzing AG Company who trademarked the fabrics name, but now many manufacturers make their own versions.

Modal fibers are defined in International Standard ISO 206: 999 (E) as high wet modulus, high breaking strength regenerated cellulose fibers produced by using particular viscose rayon, and regeneration bath compositions which allows greater molecular orientation during stretch and coagulation of the fibers.

Sometimes this fabric is used on its own and, other times, it is combined with other fibers, such as spandex and cotton.

Modal is used for the production of:

  • Underwear, Pajamas, Towels, Bathrobes, Bedsheets.

Modal has been around for many years, but now is now very popular. The main reason is that its stretchiness and its softness make it ideal for fashionable active and sportswear. It is very soft like silk.

Another reason why this fabric is so popular is that it resists shrinkage a lot better than other yarns.

How to Wash Modal Clothes?

First, you need to check if the piece of clothing you have is made of modal fabric 100%. If yes, then you should wash it exactly as you would wash cotton. Remember to always read the washing instructions.

Modal fabric can normally be washed at any water temperature.

But do not never use chlorine bleach because it will discolor your fabric but also it will weaken the fibers. If you have any hard stains that you need to tackle, you need to use dilute solutions but do not do it too often or you will ruin the fabric.

But always follow the directions on the package and take the utmost care. In order to tackle stubborn stains, you will need to let the piece of clothing in question soak overnight or, at least, two whole hours, in a mix of water and powdered oxygen bleach.

If you use a drier, make sure that to set it on a temperature between low to medium-high. Always take out the clothes out while they are still slightly damp to stop them from getting wrinkled.

You would normally only need to iron modal fabrics that are woven (silk modal, and wool modal). Do so with utmost care and following the instructions on the label to avoid ruining them.

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