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What kind of fabric is polyester? Unikonex Laser Cut Polyester Fabric 2023-2-6 16:44:49 1

Clothes in a variety of colors and styles are popular in the garment market, and there are more and more types of fabrics available. When people go to the mall to buy clothes, they always care about the fabric of the clothes because different fabrics have different grades and effects and they are comfortable to wear. The degrees are also different. Many people do not know much about the sources, characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of polyester fibers. We have compiled some information to introduce what type of fabric polyester is.

Polyester fiber, a synthetic fiber obtained from fused-spinning polyethylene terephthalate, is currently the largest variety of chemical fiber product. Depending on the classification of textile fabrics, polyester can be divided into woven and knit fabrics. Polyester-woven fabrics are widely used in coats, dresses, chiffons, trousers, and other outerwear; Polyester knit fabrics are mainly used to make close-fitting clothing such as sports T-shirts, tights, underwear, sportswear, yoga clothes, outdoor clothing and more. The main types of fabrics are pure polyester jersey, polyester spandex jersey, polyester spandex two-sided cloth, polyester sweater cloth, polyester jacquard cloth, etc.

With the continuous improvement of textile technology, polyester fiber has also been continuously processed (modified), so now its inherent cognition has been changed. Today's knitted polyester fabrics may have multiple functions, such as antibacterial, heat-retaining, UV-resistant, heat-generating, and cool-feeling. These effects and functions are not available in natural fibers. For example, in women's underwear, a large amount of polyester fiber high-density fabric is used. For ultra-fine, high-density fabrics with more than 40 stitches, spandex can be more than 30 percent cheaper than high-count, long-staple cotton. And many of the big clothing brands now rely heavily on polyester for some of their special design effects. That's because polyester has a much higher degree of plasticity than natural fibers, and its softness and shine can be tailored to a designer's liking.

Polyester and cotton are two of the main fibres in the fabric components we often come into contact with. Which is better, polyester or cotton? In fact, everyone's perception is different. Some think cotton is better, while others think polyester is better. Cotton fiber is a natural plant fiber that is soft to the touch, sweat-absorbing, breathable and refreshing, warm in winter and cool in summer, and has no static electricity. However, it has the disadvantage of being less elastic, prone to wrinkles, not stiff enough, prone to shrinkage, and prone to deformity. Knitted cotton fabrics absorb and wick away sweat quickly, and the fabric has good moisture absorption and air permeability. Polyester is also an ingredient in many fabrics. Polyester is not good at absorbing sweat, it keeps it close to the skin, and the smell that comes out of you when you wear polyester is not very pleasant. The modified polyester fabric absorbs moisture and wicks away sweat. It is commonly used as a fabric for sports and casual clothing, such as sweat pants, sports T-shirts, underwear, and many outerwear pieces also use the fabric.

Garments made of knitted polyester and cotton look different. There is no definitive statement about which is better, it depends on the purpose of the garment and personal preference. For example, in the case of outdoor sports, polyester fabrics have the advantage of fast moisture absorption, quick perspiration and quick drying. The fit and comfort is definitely better than a knit fabric; Skin-friendly, comfortable, soft and breathable, it's definitely the more appropriate choice.

Having chosen the right fabric, well-fitting clothes also require high speed and precise cutting techniques. Unikonex Laser Cutters cuts all fabrics and if you need all the information you need on laser cutting for handling cotton, linen, silk, felt, denim or polyester, please contact Unikonex Laser directly.