Manufactured Fibers

Part 2 Brianna Richardson

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Polyester

Polyester is made from coal or petroleum. Common uses are children's wear, shirts, and suits. Polyester resistant to wrinkling, shrink and stretch resistant and easy to care for. It may peel easily, static buildup and great washability.
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Nylon

Nylon is the first to be manufactured totally from chemicals. It's strong, durable, elastic and dries quickly. Resists wrinkles and soil as well does it washes easily and is heat sensitive. It could cling to the wearer. Common uses are hosiery, swimwear, and windbreakers
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Acrylic

Acrylic resembles wool, quick drying, and wrinkle resistant. It's soft and warm, bulky, yet lightweight. It's a static buildup and peels easily. Common uses are terrycloth, bathrobes, knitted garments, and outdoor furniture fabrics and awnings.
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Rayon

Rayon is soft, and comfortable. It is inexpensive, also does it mildews and wrinkles easily. Rayon stretches and is weak when its, wet. Common uses linings, sports shirts, and jackets.
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Acetate

Acetate is very versatile. Its inexpensive and easy to dye. It's a silky, luxurious, deep luster, and soft texture. It can wrinkle easily and special care is needed in cleaning. Common uses are neckties, lingerie, blouses, and linings.
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Spandex

Spandex is known for its ability to stretch, and resistant to lotions, oils, sun, and perspiration. Its easily damaged by chlorine bleach. Its soft, lightweight, durable, and nonabsorbent. Common uses are swimwear, dancewear, and exercise wear.