Synthetic Fibres

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What is viscose?
A regenerated fibre from natural polymer materials like cellulose. It is used for shirts, dresses and linings.
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Qualities of viscose
Low warmth absorbent, dries slowly soft handle good drape not durable creases easily can be washed and ironed
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What is acrylic used for?
Used for jumpers, fleece jackets and blankets.
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Qualities of acrylic
Warm to wear non-absorbent, dries quickly stiffer handle, like wool good drape durable crease resistant easy care
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What is nylon used for?
Used for active sportswear, fleece jackets, socks and seat belts
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Qualities of nylon
Warm to wear absorbent, dries slowly breathable, repels rain soft or coarse handle can shrink, should be dry cleaned good drape durable creases drop out
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What is polyester used for?
Used for raincoats, fleece jackets, children's nightwear, medical textiles and working clothes
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Qualities of polyster
Low warmth non-absorbent, dries quickly soft handle good drape very durable crease resistant easy care can be recycled
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Low warmth absorbent, dries slowly soft handle good drape not durable creases easily can be washed and ironed

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What is acrylic used for?

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