Polyester is a synthetic product often used as a textile
Characteristics- Resistant to wrinkling, strong and often blended with other fibers
Uses: children's wear, shirts, suits
They are used for a variety of uses from clothing to home furnishings and industrial uses
Characteristics: First fiber to be manufactured totally from chemical. Strong, durable, elastic. Dries quickly. Resists wrinkles and soil, Washes easily.
Common uses: hosiery, swimwear, and windbreakers
Acrylic fibers are synthetic fibers made from a polymer (polyacrylonitrile)
Characteristics: Resembles wool, soft and warm, bulky, yet lightweight, quick drying.
Common Uses: Terryclot, bathrobes, knitted garments, outdoor furniture fabrics and awnings.
Rayon is a versatile fiber and is widely claimed to have the same comfort properties as natural fibers.
Characteristics: Soft, absorbent, and comfortable, inexpensive, stretches and weak when its wet, mildews and wrinkles easily.
Common uses: Linings, Sports shirts, and jackets
Acetate is a specialized man-made fabric derived from natural sources.
Characteristics; Very versatile, inexpensive and easy to dye, Silky, luxurious, Deep luster, soft, Wrinkles easily, Special care needed in cleaning.
Common Uses: Neckties, lingerie, blouses, linings
Spandex is a lightweight, synthetic fiber that is used to make stretchable clothing such as sportswear.
Characteristics: Known for its ability to stretch, easily damaged by chlorine bleach, soft, lightweight, durable, nonabsorbent
Common Uses: Swimwear, dancewear, exercise wear