Manufactured Fibers

Polyester, Nylon, Acrylic, Spandex, Acetate, and Rayon

Polyester

  • Made from coal or petroleum
  • Strong and often blended with fibers
  • Resistant to wrinkling
  • easy to care for
  • Great wash-ability
  • Pills easily
  • static buildup

Common Uses:

  1. Children's wear
  2. Shirts
  3. Suits

                                                                    Nylon

  • First fiber to be manufactured totally from chemicals
  • Strong, durable, elastic
  • Dries quickly
  • Resists wrinkles and soil
  • Washes easily
  • Heat sensitive
  • Clings to the wearer

Common Uses:

  1. Hosiery
  2. Swimwear
  3. Windbreakers

                                                                  Acrylic

  • Resembles wool
  • Soft and warm
  • Bulky, yet lightweight
  • Quick drying
  • Strong
  • Wrinkle resistant
  • Static buildup
  • Pills easily

Common Uses:

  1. Terrycloth
  2. Bathrobes
  3. Knitted garments
  4. Outdoor furniture fabrics and awnings

                                                                   Rayon

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

Common Uses:

  1. Linings
  2. Sports shirts
  3. Jackets

                                                                Acetate

  • Very versatile
  • Inexpensive and easy to dye
  • Silky, luxurious
  • Deep luster, soft
  • Wrinkles easily
  • Special care needed in cleaning

Common Uses:

  1. Neckties
  2. Lingerie
  3. Blouses
  4. Linings

                                                                     Spandex

  • Known for its ability to stretch
  • Resistant to lotions, oils, sun, and perspiration
  • Easily damaged by chlorine bleach
  • Soft, lightweight
  • Durable
  • Nonabsorbent

Common Uses:

  1. Swimwear
  2. Dance wear
  3. Exercise wear

                                                                             

Rayon, Acetate, Acrylic, and Polyester Fibers.

Nylon Fibers (Carpets
Spandex Outfit

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