Features of Bemberg lining

Differences with other lining materials

Regenerated fiber

Bemberg™ (Cupro)

A lining material that is highly absorbent and prevents static.  Each fiber in the yarn is fine with a circular profile in cross-section for outstanding smoothness and a silky touch, which makes it an excellent material for linings.

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rayon

The qualities of rayon are nearly identical to Bemberg.  The fibers in the yarn are thicker than Bemberg and shaped like a chrysanthemum in cross-section, which gives it a different feel than Bemberg in terms of smoothness and texture.

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Semi-synthetic fiber

acetate

The material has about half the absorbency of Bemberg and rayon, and static builds easily.  Shaped like plum blossoms in cross-section.  Smoothness and drape are poor, and frictional strength is inferior.

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Synthetic fiber

polyester

Excellent in terms of frictional strength, wrinkle resistance and laundering in water, but compared to Bemberg, the absorbency is poor and the material often feels clammy.  Since the polyester fibers have a hard texture, some polyesters have been softened by alkali reduction treatment.  Since the material tends to cause static to build, there are also anti-static linings that have been improved by adding anti-static properties to the yarn.

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Natural fiber

silk

Before there was Bemberg, regenerated rayon fiber, or synthetic polyester fiber, silk was frequently used for linings, but today its use is limited to traditional clothing and luxury merchandise.  The elegance and touch of silk is special, but day-to-day use is difficult due to inferior frictional strength, smoothness and anti-static.

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Bemberg™ is a trademark of Asahi Kasei Corporation in Japan and other countries.

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