Manufactured Fibers

Part Two

Polyester

Characteristics


  • Made from coal or petroleum

  • Strong and often blended with other fibers

  • Resistant to wrinkling

  • Easy to care for

Common Uses


  • Children's wear, shirts, suits
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Nylon

Characteristics:

  • Heat sensitive
  • Clings to the wearer
  • Washes easily

Common Uses:

  • It is used for making fabrics in textile industry.
  • Hosiery,swimwear, windbreakers

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Acrylic

Characteristics:


  • Resembles wool
  • Soft and Warm
  • Quick drying
  • Strong


Common Uses:



  • Terrycloth
  • Bathrobes
  • Knitted garments
  • Outdoor furniture fabrics and awnings
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Rayon

Characteristics:

  • Soft,absorbent, and comfortable
  • Inexpensive
  • Stretches and is weak when wet
  • Mildews and wrinkles easily


Common Uses:

  • Linings
  • Sports Shirts
  • Jackets


Acetate

Characteristic:

  • Inexpensive and easy to dye
  • Silky, luxurious
  • Deep,luster, soft


Common Uses:

  • Neckties
  • Lingerie
  • Blouses
  • Linings


Spandex

Characteristics:

  • Known for its ability to stretch
  • Durable
  • Nonabsorbent


Common Uses:

  • Swimwear
  • Dance Wear
  • Exercise Wear