What is China modal fabric?

What is the difference between China modal fabric and cotton fabric?

Modal and pure cotton belong to one of the raw materials of garment fabrics, and the final component is plant cellulose fiber.

What is China modal fabric?

Modal is an ideal fiber material for soft and comfortable knitted and woven fabrics.

Because of its outstanding air permeability and easy care characteristics, it is more and more widely used in women’s coats, underwear, sportswear and household textiles.

China modal fabric is a kind of synthetic regenerated cellulose fiber. The raw material is produced from European beech. The beech pulp is dissolved into a glue like solution with specific chemicals and then spun by wet spinning.

It belongs to an improved variety of viscose fiber.

It has better strength than ordinary viscose fiber (i.e. ice fiber), Especially in wet conditions.

China modal fabric is more hygroscopic than cotton. It is dry, breathable, not muggy, and has good wrinkle resistance.

Generally, it does not need ironing. Good surface gloss, soft touch and good drapability. Good color fastness.

It will not decolorize after repeated washing. The softer it is washed, the more beautiful it is washed, and it will not turn yellow like cotton.

The biggest disadvantage of modal is that the fabric is too soft and poor scraping, which is not suitable for coats and clothes, so it is generally used to make underwear.

In addition, it is easy to stretch and deform after wearing for a long time. The better ones should be able to wear for three or four years, but the worse ones may not be able to wear for a year.

In addition, China modal fabric’s clothes can’t be soaked for a long time when washing.

Generally, they should be washed after soaking for about half an hour at most, and they can’t be exposed to the sun. They can be dried in the shade.

China modal fabric

What is pure cotton?

Cotton is a natural plant cellulose fiber, produced in planted cotton, which can be divided into long staple cotton, short staple cotton and coarse staple cotton.

Coarse wool cotton has basically been eliminated.

Long staple cotton fiber is thin and long. The fabric made of it feels more smooth and delicate, and its gloss is stronger than short staple cotton. It is often used to produce high count fabrics.

China’s long staple cotton is mainly produced in Xinjiang, which is often referred to as Xinjiang cotton.

In addition, imported Egyptian cotton and Pima cotton also belong to long staple cotton, but more short staple cotton is on the market.

Many businesses will pass off short staple cotton through mercerization process as long staple cotton.

Pure cotton generally refers to fabrics with a cotton content of more than 95%.

Pure cotton clothes feel soft, hygroscopic and breathable, have good skin affinity, and can not afford static electricity.

They are particularly comfortable to wear. They are very suitable for making intimate clothes such as underwear, and washing is also convenient. They can be machine washed or hand washed.

But pure cotton is easy to wrinkle and fade and turn yellow after wearing for a long time.

How to choose underwear?

Modal underwear and pure cotton underwear have their own advantages, but generally, China modal fabric underwear in shopping malls is more expensive than pure cotton underwear.

Maybe it’s under the banner of imported fabrics, or its name is more high-end and atmospheric.

If you have to compare, I think high count and high-density pure cotton is better than modal.

After all, China modal fabric is only a kind of synthetic recycled fabric, which belongs to a special variety of chemical fiber.

When you buy, you should check the water washing label. The general fabric composition of pure cotton will be written with the words “what percentage of cotton”, while that of modal will be written with the words “modal” or “modal”.


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