Acetate is a manufactured cellulose fiber made from wood pulp through a dry spinning process. It can be manufactured as a staple fiber and filament yarn. Acetate staple fiber is commonly used as cigarette filters, while acetate filament yarn is often weaved into satin fabric, which is breathable and soft to the skin. Acetate fabric can be dyed and printed easily. It does not have strong tensile strength or elasticity and is sensitive to heat and sunlight. Acetate fabric is mostly used for clothing, indoor upholstery, and drapery.

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