Recently, the Association of Man-made Fibre Industry of India (AMFII) has appealed to the Union Finance Ministry to accept the recommendations of the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) on the levy of anti-dumping duty (ADD) on imports of Viscose Staple Fibre from Indonesia.

 

What is ‘Viscose Fibre’?

  • Viscose is a type of rayon. Originally known as artificial silk, in the late 19th century, the term “rayon” came into effect in 1924.
  • The name “viscose” is derived from the way this fibre is manufactured; a viscous organic liquid used to make both rayon and cellophane.
  • Viscose is made from tree wood pulp, like beech, pine, and eucalyptus, but can also be made from bamboo
  • As a manufactured regenerated cellulose fibre, it is neither truly natural (like cotton, wool or silk) nor truly synthetic (like nylon or polyester) – it falls somewhere in between.
  • Chemically, viscose resembles cotton, but it can also take on many different qualities depending on how it is manufactured.
  • It is versatile, Highly absorbent and Inexpensive fibre.