Business: Rayon

The old axiom used to be that there were only three important textile fibres—wool, cotton and silk. Since the War, the new artificial fibre "rayon" has forged ahead so rapidly that it has already passed silk in point of production, and now looms as a dangerous competitor to wool and cotton. In 1924, world output of cotton was 9,000 million pounds; of wool, 2,600 million pounds; of rayon, between 100 and 125 million pounds. Rayon production for 1925 is estimated at 150 to 200 million pounds, with steady growth ahead.

Rayon was invented some...

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