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what is polyester?

From:Join High (Xiamen) Fiber Tech Co., LTD     Release time:2018-07-09

Overview: Polyester is a generalised term for any fabric or textile, which is made using polyester yarns or fibres.

what is polyester?

We know that it is a fabric, and that is has certain qualities, which makes it a great choice for clothing. There is a slight stigma when it comes to fashion, as this is a manmade fabric, and not a natural choice such as silk, cotton, or wool. But even though it is not natural, surely it must have its positive points?

What is polyester and where did it come from?

Polyester is a generalised term for any fabric or textile, which is made using polyester yarns or fibres. It is a shortened name for a synthetic, man-made polymer, which, as a specific material, is most commonly referred to as a type called polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It is made by mixing ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. That all sounds extremely scientific, but basically, polyester is a kind of plastic.

What are some characteristics of polyester fabric?

Polyester is very durable and is resistant to many chemicals

This is a popular fabric in the fashion industry, as it is resistant to shrining and stretching. It is also resistant to wrinkling and abrasions

The fibres used to create Polyester are very strong yet lightweight

The fibres are easily dyed

It retains its shape very well

Polyester fabric is easy to look after and it can be washed and dried at home

It is a quick drying fabric, so a popular choice for outdoors clothing


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