Polyester fabric is a type of synthetic fabric that is durable, fade resistant and very resilient. Polyester was developed in the early 1940's in Britain and the polyester fabric is made through an extrusion process of PET or polyethylene terephthalate, a type of material that is also used to make plastic drinking bottles.
Polyester has several useful applications aside from the textile and apparel industry. It has found its way to the manufacture of conveyor belts, tire reinforcements, safety belts, upholstery, recording tapes, home furnishings as well as electrical insulations. .
Polyester fabrics have certain advantageous characteristics over natural fabrics. Aside from being d, it is also quick drying and has the ability to resists mold and mildew growth and insects. However, it can be easily damaged with oil and grease stains. With these known properties (advantages and disadvantages), polyester fibers are blended together with natural fibers to produce superior fabrics.
Caring for Polyester Fabrics
Polyester fabrics are easy to care for. Generally, they can be laundered in a washing machine and dried. Should ironing be needed, just use a moderately warm iron. It can also be dry cleaned if you want to. For specific clothing and fabric care guide, always refer to the item's sewn-in care label.