What kind of fabric is cotton polyester?
Cotton-polyester and polyester-cotton fabrics often appear on the labels of our shirts, and they are both cotton and polyester blends. So what kind of fabric is cotton polyester? What are the similarities and differences between cotton and polyester fabrics? Now let’s get to know each other.
Polyester-cotton refers to polyester-cotton blended fabrics, which are mainly composed of polyester. Polyester-cotton blended fabrics are mainly composed of polyester and are woven from 65%-67% polyester and 33%-35% cotton blended yarns. , Polyester cotton commonly known as cotton is really good.
- Features of polyester cotton:
It not only highlights the style of polyester, but also has the advantages of cotton fabrics. It has good elasticity and wear resistance in dry and wet conditions, stable dimensions, small shrinkage, and has the characteristics of straightness, not easy to wrinkle, easy to wash and fast drying. Do not use high temperature ironing and soaking in boiling water.
- Disadvantages of polyester cotton:
The polyester fiber in the polyester-cotton is a hydrophobic fiber, which has a strong affinity for oil stains and is easy to absorb oil stains. Moreover, it is easy to generate static electricity and absorb dust during the wearing process. It is difficult to wash, and it cannot be ironed at high temperature and soaked in boiling water.
- Classification of polyester cotton:
Customers who often buy shirts know that the fabrics of many shirts are marked with polyester-cotton or cotton-polyester. “Polyester-cotton” and “cotton-polyester”, the order of the two words changed into two different fabrics. “Polyester-cotton” fabric means that the composition of polyester accounts for more than 60%, and the composition of cotton is less than 40%; “cotton polyester” is the opposite, which means that the composition of the surface is more than 60%, and the composition of polyester is less than 40%.
Origin of cotton polyester
The cotton-polyester mixed fabric developed in the 1960s is a fabric made of cotton and polyester. The cotton content is generally above 60%, and the polyester content is below 40%, otherwise it is called polyester cotton. Compared with pure cotton fabrics, cotton-polyester fabrics have stronger wrinkle resistance, better color fastness, good elasticity, good shapeability, good light resistance and heat resistance, and are relatively less prone to shrinkage and color fading. Compared with polyester fabrics, Cotton and polyester fabrics are more comfortable and breathable, and are not easy to generate static electricity and absorb dust.
How do you feel about cotton and polyester clothing?
Cotton-polyester clothing combines the skin-friendly and breathable characteristics of cotton and the wrinkle-resistant, smooth, and three-dimensional characteristics of polyester. It is not only comfortable to wear, but also has excellent texture.
So, “polyester-cotton” and “cotton-polyester” two kinds of fabrics, which one is better? This depends on the customer’s preferences and actual needs. That is to say, if you want a shirt with more polyester properties, choose “polyester cotton”, and if you want cotton with more properties, choose “cotton polyester”.
Polyester cotton is a mixture of polyester and cotton, which is not as comfortable as cotton. Wear and absorb sweat as well as cotton. Polyester is the first and most productive variety of synthetic fibers. Polyester has several trade names, “polyester” is the trade name of our country. The chemical name is polyethylene terephthalate, which is usually polymerized from chemicals, so the scientific name often includes “poly”. Polyester is also called polyester. Structure and performance: The structure shape is determined by the spinneret hole. The cross-section of conventional polyester is circular and has no central cavity. By changing the cross-sectional shape of the fiber, special-shaped fibers can be produced. Improve brightness and cohesion. The fiber macromolecular crystallinity and orientation are high, so the fiber strength is high (20 times that of viscose fiber), and the abrasion resistance is good. Good elasticity, not easy to wrinkle, good stiffness and shape retention, good light resistance and heat resistance, quick drying and no ironing after washing, good wash and wear performance.
Polyester is a synthetic fabric that does not easily wick away sweat. It feels thorny to the touch, and it is easy to generate static electricity, and it looks bright when it is tilted.
Polyester-cotton blended fabric is a variety developed in my country in the early 1960s. The fiber has the characteristics of crisp, smooth, quick-drying and wear-resistant, and is deeply loved by consumers. At present, the blended varieties have been developed from the original ratio of 65% polyester and 35% cotton to 65:35, 55:45, 50:50, 20:80 and other blended fabrics in different proportions. The purpose is to adapt to different levels. consumer demand.