Polyester Fiber | Raw Materials, Characteristics & Uses of Polyester

Posted by Firoz Kabir on Sunday, December 1, 2013 0

Polyester Fiber
http://textilerawmaterial.blogspot.com/FTC(Federal Trade Commission) Definition- polyester is a manufactured fiber in which the fiber forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by Polyethelene Terepthalate(PET).

Raw Materials of Polyester
  • PET
  • Ethelene Glycol

Fiber is available in the form of
  • Polyester Tow Fiber
  • Polyester Staple Fiber
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Polyester Textile Filament Fiber
  • Polyester Industrial Filament Fiber
  • PEN Fiber (Polyethylene Naphthalate)

Properties of Polyester Fiber:
  • Very strong fiber.
  • Low absorbency, MR- 0.4%
  • Resistant to stretching and shrinking
  • Chemical resistant is definitely high.
  • Quick drying
  • Crisp and resilient when wet or dry
  • Wrinkle resistant
  • Mildew resistant
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Retains heat-set pleats and crease
  • Wash easily

End Uses:
  • Apparel
  • Home Furnishing
  • Industrial Uses

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Md. Firoz Kabir(M.Sc in Textile Engineering)

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