POLYESTER

raw material

Polyester is a synthetic material, often found in combination with natural fibers to provide strength and resistance.

For the production of polyester and, in general, all similar fibers, oil is used both as a raw material for the extraction and synthesis of polymeric bases, and as a fossil fuel for the production of energy needed for the production process.

It is a truly remarkable material especially for its easy maintenance.

Polyester has a special resistance against wrinkling and does not fade quickly. It is elastic, cheaper, and less “usable” than natural fibers.

One of the great current disputes in the clothing fabric industry is that between the proponents of natural materials and those of synthetic fabrics. It is true that in the case of the latter, especially a few years ago, the quality was questionable and did not represent a good solution for the future. However, the manufacturing method has changed and now high quality fabrics can be manufactured from them.

The term polyester is used for synthetic fibers such as polyacrylic or acrylic. They are very resistant to wear and easy to maintain. This synthetic material is made of twisted fibers, woven together. It does not lose its color easily, but it is harder to clean than nylon or wool. It has the property of raising body temperature. Thus, it is advisable to avoid wearing pure polyester clothes during the very hot periods of summer.

Although it is famous as a fabric that raises body temperature, it should be mentioned that quality polyester fiber fabrics let the body breathe. The cheap, poor quality polyester retains perspiration and emits unpleasant odors, while the quality ones behave like any natural fiber material, except, as I said, heat retention.