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Raion

In several Slavic countries, a political subdivision referring to either a portion of a province or a portion of a large city.
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Toyobo has said it will terminate by March 2001 its production of polynosic, a specially refined version of a synthetic rayon, while Kuraray has said it will pull out of the rayon business by the fall of 2001.
If Mitsubishi Chemical fails to purchase all outstanding Mitsubishi Rayon shares through the tender offer, it will acquire the remainder through stock swaps.
Consumption of rayon yarns has tended to decline as consumers both in the country and abroad have turned to cotton yarns.
Rayon was the first manufactured (regenerated) fiber, dating back to about 1855.
The joint venture will be capitalized at 50 million yen and owned 80 percent by Toli with the remainder held by Mitsubishi Rayon.
The original rayons used cotton waste fibers, but the industry found they just weren't able to compete economically with wood pulp," he says.
The steam will be supplied to a Mitsubishi Rayon factory next to the thermal power plant, the officials said.
Of the start-up fund, Mitsubishi Rayon will shoulder 55%, a Ningbo investment firm 15% and the remaining 30% will be equally covered by the three trading companies -- Mitsubishi Corp.
Lenzing makes a fiber with registered trademark Modal Rayon, a special viscose rayon, which is made on a modified viscose system -- a different process.
Burlington's initial success rested on the explosive growth during the 1930s of rayon, the fiber invented as an "artificial silk.
By using different chemicals and manufacturing techniques, two basic types of rayon were developed.
Pure rayon burns faster than an equal weight of pure cotton, and polyester-rayon blends burn faster than polyester-cotton blends of the same weight.