The advantages and disadvantages of polyester fabrics

- Nov 23, 2020-

olyester fabric is a kind of chemical fiber workwear fabric used in daily life. Its biggest advantage is that it has good wrinkle resistance and shape retention. Therefore, it is suitable for outerwear workwear.

The advantages of polyester fabric:

  First, polyester fabric has high strength, 4 times higher than nylon and 20 times higher than viscose.

  Secondly, polyester fabric is super elastic. The elasticity is close to that of wool. When it stretches 5% to 6%, it can almost fully recover. Repeatedly rubbing the polyester fabric will quickly restore its original shape without leaving wrinkles, which is unmatched by other fabrics.

   Third, polyester fabrics have good heat resistance. It can be said that polyester has the best heat resistance among chemical fiber fabrics, and has extremely strong plasticity. If it is made into a pleated skirt, it can maintain the pleats well without excessive ironing.

   Fourth, polyester fabrics have better durability. Items made of polyester fabrics are usually more lightfast than natural fiber fabrics. There is basically no problem in exposing polyester fabrics to the sun, so there is no need to worry about side effects. This feature makes the durability of polyester fabric almost equal to that of polyacrylonitrile fabric.

   Fifth, polyester fabric has good abrasion resistance. The abrasion resistance is second only to nylon, which is the best in abrasion resistance, and is better than other natural fibers and synthetic fibers.

   Sixth, polyester fabrics have good chemical resistance. The fabrics made of polyester fabrics are not damaged by acid or alkali, so some bleaching agents and oxidizing agents have no effect on them, and polyester fabrics are not afraid of mold or insects.

The disadvantages of    polyester fabric:

  First, poor colorability. Polyester has poor dyeability, and dye molecules cannot easily enter the fiber. But the dyeing fastness is good and the color is not easy to fade.

   Second, poor melting resistance. Polyester is the best heat-resistant fabric among synthetic fabrics. It is thermoplastic and can be made into pleated skirts with long-lasting pleats. At the same time, polyester fabrics have poor melting resistance and are prone to forming holes in the presence of soot and sparks. Therefore, you should avoid contact with cigarette butts, sparks, etc. when wearing.

   Third, poor hygroscopicity. Polyester fabric has poor hygroscopicity, and has a sense of stuffiness when worn. At the same time, it is easy to be charged with static electricity and contaminate dust, which affects its appearance and comfort. However, it is very easy to dry after washing, and the wet strength hardly drops, does not deform, and has good wash and wear properties.

   Fourth, simple pilling. Polyester fabric is one of the current artificial synthetic fiber products. All synthetic fiber fabrics will have pilling! And polyester fabric as a kind of artificial synthetic fiber is of course no exception, so polyester fabrics will be Will pilling.