Polyester, Nylon, Acrylic, Rayon, Acetate, Spandex
Polyester is made from cool or petroleum. it is strong and often blended with other fibers. Common uses for polyester is children's wear, shirts, suits.
Nylon is the first fiber to be manufactured totally from chemicals. It is strong and durable, elastic. It is very heat sensitive and clings to the wearer. Common uses for nylon are hosiery, swimwear, windbreakers, etc.
Acrylic is soft and warm but bulky, yet lightweight. It is very strong and dries quickly. It is also wrinkle resistant. common uses for acrylic are terrycloth, bathrobes, knitted garments, outdoor furniture fabrics and awnings, etc.
Rayon is soft, absorbent, and comfortable. Rayon stretches when it is weak and wet. It also mildews and wrinkles easily. Common uses for rayon are linings, sports shirts, jackets, etc.
Acetate is very versatile and inexpensive. It wrinkles very easily and needs special care when cleaned. Common uses for acetate are neckties, lingerie, blouses, linings, etc.
Spandex is known for its ability to stretch. It is resistant to lotions, oils, sun, and perspiration. It is easily damaged by chlorine bleach. Common uses for spandex are swimwear, dance wear, exercise wear, etc.