Polar fleece, voile and PVC

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Describe the construction of polar fleece
Weft knitted - begins as a knitted loop pile. Made from polyester, acrylic or recycled plastic bottles. Brushed on both sides.
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What are positive surrounding polar fleece?
Does not crease. Traps air so is insulating. Lightweight, dries quickly, wicks moisture away. Very soft, can have finishes e.g. anti-pill/wind-proof.
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What are the negatives about polar fleece?
Can be prone to piling.
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Describe the construction of voile fabrics
Plain weave construction. Made with highly twisted yarns and is an open weave. Light can pass through gaps - transparent.
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What are the positive of using voile?
Polyester is easy care. It is lightweight and unaffected by sunlight. It is flame retardant.
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What are the negatives of using voile?
Will not block out light (privacy issue), may need french seams, flammable.
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Describe PVC
Poly Vinyl Chloride. Used to give a flexible, plastic coating to a knitted backing.
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What are the advantages of PVC?
Shiny, waterproof - can be wipe clean. Smooth, thermoplastic, can have a faux leather grain effect.
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What are the problems with PVC?
It has poor stretch.
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What are positive surrounding polar fleece?

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Does not crease. Traps air so is insulating. Lightweight, dries quickly, wicks moisture away. Very soft, can have finishes e.g. anti-pill/wind-proof.

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What are the negatives about polar fleece?

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Describe the construction of voile fabrics

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What are the positive of using voile?

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