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What's the difference between polyester, acrylic and nylon?

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1. Polyester: Good strength, easy static electricity.

Polyester feels like cotton, but it's hard, wrinkle resistant and washable. In terms of output, polyester is the big brother of chemical fiber. In early China, when chemicals were underdeveloped, "really nice" shirts were popular, but they were actually polyester shirts.

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Pure polyester products lack affinity for human body. At present, polyester fabrics are commonly used to make a variety of tactile blankets and carpets.

2. Nylon: Strong and wear-resistant, resistant to static electricity.

Nylon is a kind of chemical fiber, is a kind of high strength, wear-resistant chemical fiber varieties.

By their features, women's leggings are used more often and are often mixed with spandex (spandex).

The disadvantage is that it is easy to deform under the action of very small external force, so the fabric is easy to wrinkle in the wearing process; Poor ventilation, easy to generate static electricity.

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3. Acrylic fiber: the "wool" of chemical fiber.

Acrylic fabric, also known as synthetic wool, is a high-grade fiber in chemical fiber.

Its performance is very similar to wool, good elasticity, elongation 20% rebound rate can still maintain at 65%, fluffy, curly, soft, warm preservation 15% higher than wool, but the cost is much lower than wool.

Many wool fabrics today consist of acrylic fibers. Acrylic fibers are commonly used in knitted sweaters and can be spun or blended into a variety of wool materials, blankets and sportswear.

4. Vinylon: The "cotton" of chemical fiber.

Vinylon, known as "synthetic cotton", is the most hygroscopic variety of synthetic fibers, with a hygroscopic rate of 4.5% to 5%, close to cotton (8%).

Popular silk fillers are often Vinylon.

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5. Polypropylene: Lightweight, warm and non-hygroscopic.

Polypropylene is the lightest of common chemical fibers.

Because it does not absorb moisture, it can be used to make diapers and mosquito nets.

6. Spandex: Built for elasticity

Spandex, commonly known as Lycra cotton, is a kind of chemical fiber with good elasticity and poor strength.

Spandex is a highly elastic fiber essential for high-performance clothing in pursuit of sport and convenience. It is comfortable to wear, soft to the touch, wrinkle-free and maintains its original silhouette.   

Spandex is widely used in underwear, underwear, casual wear, sportswear, socks and other textile fields. 


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