Comparative investigations of new regenerated cellulosic fibers, bamboo viscose fiber and Tencel, together with conventional
viscose fibers have been carried out to explain the similarity and difference in their molecular and fine structure. The analyses
jointly using SEM, XRD and IR reveal that all the three fibers belong to cellulose II. Tencel consists of longer molecules
and has a greater degree of crystallinity, while bamboo viscose fiber has a lower degree of crystallinty. TG-DTG-DSC study
shows three fibers resemble in thermal behavior with a two-step decomposition mode. The first step is associated to water
desorption, suggesting that bamboo viscose fiber holds better water retention and release ability, the second a depolymerization
and decomposition of regenerated cellulose, indicating that Tencel is more thermally stable in this process than bamboo and
conventional viscose fiber.