why is rayon called as semisynthetic fibre?

Hi,

 

The synthetic fibers are those which are made by improving naturally occurring animal and plant fibers, 

Rayon was the first artificial (man-made) fibre. It is a manufactured from cellulose fibre. It is produced from naturally occurring polymers it is neither a truly synthetic fibre nor natural fiber.

Thus it is a semi synthetic fiber.

 

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Rayon is a manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber. Because it is produced from naturally occurring polymers, it is neither a truly synthetic fiber nor a natural fiber; it is a semi-synthetic fiber. Rayon is known by the names viscose rayon and art silk in the textile industry. It usually has a high lustre quality giving it a bright sheen.

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