Manufactured Fibers

Fibers that are man-made (synthetic) and are created by combining various substances with chemicals.
Polyester
Some of the characteristics for polyester:
Made from coal or petroleum, strong and often blended with other fibers, resistant to wrinkling and shrink & stretch resistant.

Some of the common uses for polyester:
Children's wear, shirts, and suits.

Nylon
Some of the characteristics for nylon:
First fiber to be manufactured totally from chemicals, strong, durable, elastic, dries quickly and resists wrinkles & soil.

Some of the common uses:
Hosiery, Swimwear and Windbreakers.

Acrylic
Some of the characteristics for acrylic:
Resembles wool, soft and warm, bulky, yet lightweight, quick drying and strong.

Some of the common uses:
Terrycloth, Bathrobes, Knitted garments and outdoor furniture fabrics and awnings.

Rayon
Some of the characteristics for rayon:
Soft, absorbent, and comfortable, inexpensive, stretches and is weak when wet.
Some of the common uses for rayon:
Linings, Sports shirts, Jackets

Acetate
Some of the characteristics for acetate:
Very versatile, inexpensive and easy to dye, silky, luxurious and deep luster soft.

Some of the common uses for acetate:
Neckties, Lingerie, Blouses, and Linings

Spandex
Some of the characteristics for spandex:
Known for its ability to stretch, resistant to lotions, oils, sun and perspiration, easily damaged by chlorine bleach

Some of the common uses for spandex:
Swimwear, Dance wear, Exercise wear







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