Part II 4.01 by Natalia Velez- Padua
The characteristics of the polyester are extremely strong, very durable: resistant to most chemicals, stretching and shrinking, wrinkle resistant, mildew and abrasion resistant, is hydrophobic in nature and quick drying. It can be used for insulation by manufacturing hollow fibers, retains its shape and hence is good for making outdoor clothing for harsh climates, easily washed and dried.
The characteristics of nylon can may vary depending the luster. Some of the characteristics are very durable, resistant to insects, fungi, and elongation. Also it is used to many military applications.
Some characteristics of acrylic are resistant to moths, oil, and chemicals, easily washed, retains shape, and superior resistance to sunlight degradation
The rayon characteristics are highly absorbent, soft and comfortable, easy to dye, drapes well.
The characteristics for the acetate are luxurious feel and appearance, wide range of colors and lusters, excellent drapability and softness, relatively fast drying, shrink, moth and mildew resistant.
Some characteristics for spandex are that it is dyeable, resistant to deterioration by body oils, perspiration, lotions or detergents, abrasion resistant, lightweight, soft, smooth, supple