In daily life, you can always see the word “polyester fiber” on various textiles or clothes. So what kind of mysterious substance is it?
In fact, polyester fiber (PET fiber for short) was invented as early as 1941. It is a polymer compound; it also has a familiar name – polyester; and it is anti-wrinkle. The elasticity and shape retention are particularly good, and it also has high strength and elastic recovery capabilities; and as a clothing fabric, it has the characteristics of being durable, anti-wrinkle, easy to iron, and non-sticky; but the disadvantage is that it is not skin-friendly and does not stick to hair. Poor sweat absorption and breathability.
So, are those clothes marked with “100% polyester” fabrics that we often see in our daily life any good?
First of all, as a kind of chemical synthetic fiber, its breathability and warmth cannot be compared with natural fibers such as pure cotton and pure wool; but as a material for clothing outerwear (not directly The kind that sticks to the skin) is still good. For example, it can be used as the surface and liner of a down jacket. Because of its high density, it can prevent the duck down inside from escaping out; of course, the duck down is still responsible for keeping warm.
Secondly, whether it is summer or winter, if you choose close-fitting clothing, it is recommended that you choose pure natural plant fiber fabrics, after all, they are comfortable to wear.
Of course, this does not mean that clothes made of polyester fiber are useless. After all, it still occupies the mainstream among synthetic fiber materials.
In addition, generally polyester filament fabrics are not easy to pill, which is related to its organizational structure. If the density is high, it is not easy to pill. On the contrary, it is easy to pill.
So when we buy clothes, we should pay more attention to the composition of the fabric. Although polyester fiber fabric has many shortcomings, fortunately it is relatively cheap, so it can still be worn. I hope everyone can buy comfortable clothing that suits them.