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