The name polyester is derived from the Greek words poly […]
The name polyester is derived from the Greek words polyester and ergonum. It is a synthetic fiber obtained from various vegetable oils, such as cotton, hemp, sheep and soybeans. It is highly valued for its soft, silky, spandex-like feel and ability to withstand abrasion, heat and moisture. It is one of the most popular man-made fibers used for a variety of industries, from building and construction to textile manufacturing and fashion industry. It is resistant to wear and tear, flexible, resistant to ultraviolet light, and most importantly it remains shiny even after many washes.
Cotton fiber is made by weaving together cotton and polyester yarns. The polyester yarn uses dihydroxyacetone that helps the production of sweaters, sails, textiles, plastics and other fiber products. Cotton fibers, on the other hand, use starch and fatty acids that form a kind of sugary lint that bond with the threads of the plant. After being trapped, these lint and threads are knotted and woven into cloth and fabric materials. Similar to the process of weaving, cotton fibers can be knotted, bonded and molded into different textures and colors. Cotton and polyester fabrics can also be treated with an emulsifier that further preserves their softness.
Nylon is a man-made fiber that are durable and lightweight but weaker than cotton and polyester yarn. It is resistant to abrasion, moisture, and chemicals. Its processing method produces a man-made fabric that is more elastic and wrinkle free than other synthetic polymer fabrics, which makes it ideal for sports apparel. Although nylon is considered a softer fiber than other man-made fibers, it's still very strong. Because of its strength, nylon fabrics are frequently used in industrial, scientific and medical applications.
Dye sublimation, heat curing and other methods of polymerization increase the softness and strength of polyester yarns. This makes it ideal for high wear and tear applications. Other types of synthetic fibers are not as durable or as soft as polyester, which is why polyester has been a popular choice for years.
In terms of strength, polyester yarn beats most man-made fiber fabrics by a mile. It is about eight times stronger than cotton. Its breaking strength is about five thousand times stronger than cotton. It is not uncommon to find sports equipment made of polyester yarn, especially since many athletes use them because they are durable and soft. Spun yarn is also a polyester yarn that is commonly used as batting material in softball, baseball, rugby, lacrosse and softball. It is more affordable than spun yarn.
The softness of polyester yarn lies somewhere between cotton and nylon. This fabric is more porous than nylon. The threads in polyester yarns have a waxy, oily feel to them that many people describe as silk. A lot of manufacturers produce synthetic fibers using polyester yarn. However, because it is considered a synthetic fiber, some companies still do not use it because it is considered very costly compared to cotton or wool.
Another advantage that makes polyester yarn a good choice is that it can easily be dyed. There are a lot of options available when it comes to dying your garments. Some manufacturers use a traditional blue dye, but others like to try different colors. In addition, since the threads in polyester fiber are woven together, the color will stay for a longer period of time even if you wash the garment a few times.
Although most people consider polyester yarns as the 'poor man's' choice, they actually have a lot of advantages. It can be used in virtually any type of garment, because it is very flexible and durable. It is also great for knitters who want to create durable clothing that can withstand washing. In addition, they are relatively cheap compared to other types of fibers, so you can afford to buy and spin your own yarn.