Manufactured Fibers

*Polyester


Characteristics:
-Made from cool or petroleum
-strong and often blended with other fibers
-Resistant to wrinkling
-shrink and stretch resistant
-easy to care for
-great washability
-pills easily
-static build up

Common uses:
-children wear, shirts , suits




*Nylon
-First to be manufactured totally from chemicals
-strong , durable , elastic
-Dries quickly
-Resists wrinkle and soil
-Washes Easily
-Heat Sensitive
-Clings to the wearer


Common uses:
-Hosiery , swimwear,windbreakers



*Rayon
-Soft , absorbent , and comfortable
-Inexpensive
-Stretches and is weak when wet
-mildews and wrinkles easily

Common uses
-Lining
-Sports shirts
-Jackets


*Acrylic
-Resembles wool
-Soft and worn
Bulky , yet lightweight
-Quick drying
-Strong
-Wrinkle resistant
-Static build up
-Pills easily

Common uses
-Terrycloth
-Bathrobes
-Knitted garments
-Outdoor furniture fabrics and awnings


*Acetate
-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
-Known for its ability to a stretch
Resistant to lotions , oils , sun , and perspiration
-Easily damaged by cholrine bleach
-Soft , lightweight
-Durable
-Nonabsorbent

Common uses
-Swimwear
-Dancewear
-Exercise wear










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