Polyster

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Polyster

Polyester

How is this fiber made: It is manufactured from petroleum which the constituent acids and alcohols are derived.Where the fiber is produced: ChinaFiber Properties:Developed in 1953 by condensation polymerization of ethylene glycol with terephthalic acid.Uses for this fiber:Sails of sailboats, Fire Fighters water, hose, curtains , dress materialSpecial Care and Maintenance:Wash on warm (it is heat sensitive)Don’t put it in the dryer that long because it can cause shrinkage If needed iron on a low setting having it at a high setting can cause it to scorch. It can be dry cleaned

Environmental concerns as a result of polyester production: Polyester uses a lot of water for cooling using lubricants which can become a source of contamination. Along with that polyester is very energy-hungry.History of polyester:Polyester was invented in 1941 by British scientists James Dickson and John Whinfield. At the end of World War ll the company Dupont located in the united states bought the right to produce polyester. Polyester was then produced at a factory in Delaware.


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