polyester, nylon, acrylic, rayon, acetate, spandex
Polyester: is a category of polymers that contain the ester functional group in their main chain.
- Made from coal or petroleum
- Strong and often blended with other fibers
- Shrink and stretch resistant
- Resistant to wrinkling
Nylon: was the first commercially successful synthetic thermoplastic polymer.
- First fiber to be manufactured totally from chemicals
- Strong, durable, elastic
- Dries quickly
- Heat sensitive
- Resists wrinkles and soil
- Washes easily
Acrylic: an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.
- Resembles wool
- soft and warm
- Bulky, yet lightweight
- Quick drying
- Pills easily
Rayon: is a manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber.
- Soft, absorbent, and comfortable
- Stretches and is weak when wet
- Mildews and wrinkles easily
Acetate: a sheet of clear plastic film fastened over the front of artwork for protection, as an overlay, or the like.
- Very versatile
- Inexpensive and easy to dye
- Silky, luxurious
- Deep luster, soft
- Wrinkles easily
- Special care needed in cleaning
Spandex: Lycra or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity.
- Known for its ability to stretch
- Easily damaged by chlorine bleach
- Soft, lightweight