Although “polyester-cotton” and “cotton-polyester” are two different fabrics, they are essentially the same. They are both blended fabrics of polyester and cotton yarn. “Polyester-cotton” fabric means that the composition of polyester is more than 60% and the composition of cotton is less than 40%, also called TC; “cotton-polyester” is the opposite, which means that the composition of cotton is more than 60% and the composition of polyester is 40%. Hereafter, also called CVC.
Polyester-cotton blended fabric is a variety developed in my country in the early 1960s. Due to the excellent characteristics of polyester-cotton, such as quick drying and smoothness, it is deeply favored by consumers. favorite.
Advantages of polyester and cotton
Polyester and cotton blends not only highlight the style of polyester but also It has the advantages of cotton fabrics, including good elasticity and wear resistance in both dry and wet conditions, stable dimensions, small shrinkage, tallness, resistance to wrinkles, easy washing, and quick drying.
Disadvantages of polyester and cotton
The polyester fiber in polyester and cotton is a hydrophobic fiber and is resistant to oil stains. It has a strong affinity, easily absorbs oil stains, easily generates static electricity and absorbs dust, is difficult to wash, and cannot be ironed at high temperatures or soaked in boiling water. The feel of polyester-cotton blend is not as comfortable as that of pure cotton, and its sweat absorption is not as good as that of pure cotton.
Some advantages: the luster is slightly brighter than pure cotton cloth, the cloth surface is smooth and clean without yarn ends or magazines. It feels smooth and crisp, and is more wrinkle-resistant than pure cotton.
How to choose
So, which fabric is better, “polyester-cotton” or “cotton-polyester”? This depends on the customer’s preferences and actual needs. In other words, if you want the fabric of a shirt to have more polyester properties, choose “polyester-cotton”; if you want the fabric of a shirt to have more polyester properties, choose “cotton-polyester”.
Polyester cotton is a mixture of polyester and cotton, and its feel is not as comfortable as pure cotton. It is better to wear cotton than to absorb sweat. Polyester is the largest variety of synthetic fibers with the highest output. Polyester has multiple trade names, and “polyester” is the trade name in my country. The chemical name is polyethylene terephthalate, which is usually polymerized by chemicals, so the scientific name often contains “poly”.
Polyester is also called polyester. Structure and performance: The structural shape is determined by the spinneret hole. The cross-section of conventional polyester is circular without a middle cavity. By changing the cross-sectional shape of the fiber, special-shaped fibers can be produced. Improve brightness and cohesion. The fiber macromolecules have high crystallinity and high orientation, so the fiber has high strength (20 times that of viscose fiber) and good wear resistance. It has good elasticity, is not easy to wrinkle, is stiff and has good shape retention, good light and heat resistance, quick-drying and no ironing after washing, and good washability and wearability.
Polyester is a chemical fiber fabric and does not wick away sweat easily. It feels prickly to the touch, easily generates static electricity, and looks shiny when tilted.
Polyester-cotton blended fabric is a variety developed in my country in the early 1960s. The fiber is crisp, smooth, quick-drying, and durable, and is deeply loved by consumers. At present, blended fabrics have developed from the original ratio of 65% polyester to 35% cotton to blended fabrics with various ratios such as 65:35, 55:45, 50:50, 20:80, etc. The purpose is to adapt to different levels of consumer demand.