Manufactured Fibers

Manufactured Fibers include polyester, nylon, acrylic, rayon, acetate, and spandex.

Polyester

  • Polyester is made from coal or petroleum, strong and often blended with other fibers, resistant to wrinkling, shrink and stretch resistant, easy to care for, great wash-ability, pills easily, and static build. Polyester is commonly used in children`s wear shirts and suits.
  • Nylon

    Nylon is the first fabric to be manufactured totally from chemicals, Strong, durable, elastic, dries quickly, Resist wrinkles and soil, washes easily, heat sensitive, and clings to the wearer. Nylon is commonly used in hosiery, swimwear, and windbreakers.

    Acrylic

    Acrylic is resembles wool, soft and warm, bulky yet lightweight, quick drying, strong, wrinkles resistant, static buildup, and pills easily. Acrylic is commonly used in terrycloth, bathrobes, knitted garments, and outdoor furniture fabrics and awnings

    Rayon

    Rayon is soft, absorbent, and comfortable. Rayon is also inexpensive, stretches and weak when it is wet, and mildews and wrinkles easily. Rayon is commonly used in linings, sports shirts and jackets.

    Acetate

    Acetate is very versatile, inexpensive and easily to dye, silky, luxurious, deep luster, soft, wrinkles easily, and special care needed in cleaning. Acetate is commonly used in neckties, lingerie, blouses, and linings.

    Span

    Spandex is known for its ability to stretch. Resistant to lotions, oils, sun, and perspiration. Easily damaged to chlorine bleach. Soft and lightweight. Durable and nonabsorbent. Spandex is commonly used in swimwear, dance-wear, and excersive wear

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