SYNTHETIC FIBRES

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AS level Textiles Mind Map on SYNTHETIC FIBRES, created by dolce-n-banana on 01/12/2014.
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SYNTHETIC FIBRES
1 ACRYLIC
1.1 -Jumpers -Jackets -Blankets
1.2 -Warm to wear -Non-absorbent -Fast drying -Crease resistant -Weaker when wet -Burns slowly when melts -Good drape -Durable -Easy care -Stiffer (handle like wool)
2 POLYESTER
2.1 -Raincoats -Fleece jackets -Socks -Seat belts
2.2 -Soft handle -Good drape -Very durable -Crease resistant -Easy care -Non absorbent -Fast drying -Can be recylced -Low warmth -Strong when wet -Resists bacteria -Versatile
2.3 -Trevira -Finesse -Mirates -Dracon -Terylene
3 NYLON
3.1 -Active sportswear -Fleece jackets -Socks & seatbelts
3.2 -Warm to wear -Absorbent (dries slowly) -Breathable (repels rain) -Durable -Soft or coarse handle -Can shrink -Dry clean -Good drape -Creases drop out
3.3 -Polyamide -Tactel
4 ELASTANE
4.1 -Very elastic -Lightweight -Strong -Resists sunlight & biological damage -Medium to coarse filament fibres -Used only as a blend 2-5% -Very poor absorbency (Blended to make clothes more comfortable-cotton & lycra in jeans)
4.2 -Lycra -Spandex
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