A name for polyethylene terephthalate developed by E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co. (Inc.). A film base material exhibiting superior strength and tear characteristics. Cronar is the trade name for Dupont motion picture products; ESTAR Base is the trade name for Kodak products.
Backpackers consider the new formulations of polyester a wonder fiber, even a life-saver. The new polyesters are soft and comfortable to the skin, retain very little water, keep you warm when wet, dry with your own body heat, and wick well. Brand names include Thermax, MTS, and Capilene.
A name for polyethylene terephthalate. This is a non-organic base for film. It is used nearly exclusively now for 35mm theatrical prints. Also known as Mylar; Cronar is the trade name for Dupont motion picture products; ESTAR Base is the trade name for Kodak products.
A class of synthetic fibers. The process used in making polyester is similar to that used in making nylon. Resilient, wrinkle resistant and strong, it is extensively used as a blend for a variety of fabrics.
This is both the name of a fabric and a fiber and is second only to cotton in worldwide use. Its ability to stretch and resist wrinkling makes it a popular fabric for lingerie. Polyester has high strength (although somewhat lower than nylon), excellent resiliency, and high abrasion resistance. Low absorbency allows the fabric to dry quickly. Rayon A synthetic, silk-like fabric, but less expensive than silk. Does not trap heat against the body, and absorbs moisture. It is a comfortable fabric against skin, making it popular for lingerie. Satin A smooth fabric, such as silk or rayon, woven with a glossy face and a dull back.
The term polyester refers to a class of plastics, only some of which are suitable for use in conservation. In a conservation context it usually refers to a clear, plastic sheet made from polyethylene terephthalate. It is noted for its crease resistance, strength, durability and resistance to moisture and chemicals. Mylar and Dacron are polyester products used widely in conservation work. See also Myalr, Mylar D; Dacron.
Noted for its soft feel, polyester is also durable. It also dyes well and resists fading. However, polyester is susceptible to stains. Noted for its soft "hand" when used in thick, cut pile textures. Made of synthetic fibers.
Polyester (polyethylene-terephthalate) film, introduced in 1965, is a flexible film with excellent extended life expectancy and strong dimensional stability. Many, but not all, photographic film products are currently produced on polyester. Original film and copies with long-term value should be produced on polyester film.
An extremely strong, synthetic fibre that is resistant to abrasion. It does not crease easily and maintains its shape well. It dries quickly and is warmer to wear than cotton. Often blended with cotton to improve crease resistance and drying time. POLYESTER FLEECE A knitted fabric with high warmth to weight ratio, It is not very wind resistant and it is often used as a mid-layer. It is DWR treated to resist showers. POPLIN A ribbed fabric of silk, wool or cotton.
Substance (a plastic) that was very popular in ball surface in the 1970's (among top players), and, still very popular today as either a spare ball or ball of first choice for recreational players. It usually hooks less than a urethane or resin ball, but more than a rubber ball. It normally has a hard shiny surface, not prone to hooking much; it can come in a variety of colors. Used by higher skilled players if the lanes are very dry. See also "urethane" and "resin".
(Dacron, Fortrel, Kodel). A man-made fiber, crisp and strong, fairly resistant to wear and sunlight. Most like natural cotton in its appearance and physical properties. Low resistance to heat. Accepts color well, easy to clean.
Man made fibres made up from a long chain polymer. Polyester is generally recognized to be hard wearing and with good colour retention. On the negative has a reputation of being hotter to wear than 100% cotton. Often found mixed with cotton.
any of a number of synthetic resins, produced chiefly by a reaction of dibasic acids with dihydric alcohols. In guitar-finishing it refers to a basic chemical makeup, and has as many variations as the term "human" has in referring to people.
Polyester is a man-made fiber, valued for its longevity and ease of care. Fabrics made of polyester wrinkle less than a cotton fabric and do not typically shrink like cotton. Such fabrics do not breathe like cotton, however, and are not typically as soft as cotton.
A resin formed by the reaction between a dibasic acid and a dihydroxy alcohol, both organic. Modification with multifunctional acids and/or bases and some unsaturated reactants permits cross linking to thermosetting resins. Polyesters modified with fatty acids are called alkyds.
Thermosetting resins, produced by dissolving unsaturated, generally linear, alkyd resins in a vinyl-type active monomer such as styrene, methyl styrene and diallyl phthalate. The resins are usually furnished in solution form, but powdered solids are also available.
A man made fibre introduced in the early 1950s Polyester has high strength (although lower than nylon), excellent resiliency, and high abrasion resistance. It has low absorbency which allows the fibre to dry quickly.
Polyester is a man-made fiber which has abrasion-resistance, excellent washability, and is fast drying. It is readily heat-settable and dyeable. Polyester is used in men's and boy's dress socks, in decorative applications such as cross-dyeing and jacquards, and as a reinforcement.
A family of organic polymers characterized by the presence of ester groups O " R-C-O-R within the molecule. Polyesters can be prepared to have reactive hydroxyl groups and thus can be used as a polyol in the preparation of urethane foam. Esters are more susceptible to hydrolysis than are ethers.
A manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85 percent of an ester of dihedral alcohol and terephthalic acid. Polyester fibers are strong and are resistant to shrinking and stretching. Fabrics are quick drying and wrinkle-resistant.
Any of a group of polymers that consist basically of repeated units of an ester and are used especially in making fibres or plastics. Polyesters can be made into woven and knitted fabrics, either alone or blended with other fibres; they also have industrial applications such as ropes, filters, conveyor belts, and tyre cords.
Any manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of an ester of a substituted aromatic carboxylic acid including, but not restricted to, substituted terephthalate units. Polyester fibers are very strong fibers known for their ability to resist wrinkles. Preshrunk Fabric Fabrics or garments that have received a pre-shrinking treatment. If less than 3 percent, shrinkage won't affect the fit of the garment. Some garments even if pre-shrunk might still shrink, depends of the washer.
Any of numerous synthetic polymers produced chiefly by reaction of dibasic acids with Dihydric alcohols and used primarily as light, strong, weather-resistant resins. In roofing, polyester is used to reinforce fabrics.
A strong film having good resistance to moisture, solvents, oils, etc. Usually transparent, although available with opaque ester formed by polymerization or condensation. It has excellent strength, clarity and dimensional stability.
(1) A group of synthetic resins which are normally cross-linked (cured) and made into a variety of elastomers; (2) A thermoplastic polymeric resin that is used to make a variety of materials and products. Polyester fibers are widely used as the reinforcing medium in certain membranes. See POLYESTER FIBER.
The common name for the plastic polyethylene terephthalate. Its characteristics include transparency, lack of colour, high tensile strength, and chemical stability (when made with no coatings or additives). Used in sheet or film form to make folders, encapsulations, and book jackets. Trade names include Mylar and Melinex. Used in web form ('Reemay')to support paper during wet treatments, and as a relatively nonstick surface through which moisture can pass during mending, drying etc.
A manufactured fibre introduced in the early 1950s, and is second only to cotton in worldwide use. Polyester has high strength (although somewhat lower than nylon), excellent resiliency, and high abrasion resistance. Low absorbency allows the fibre to dry quickly.
1- A synthetic resin, polymer-derived fiber often used in a blend with wool, cotton or rayon. Admirable characteristics: lightweight, strong, soft hand, durable and wrinkle resistant. 2- Fabric woven from polyester fibers.
A resin with a mix of properties which make it attractive as a general purpose industrial coating for powder, coil coating, general metal finishing and wood finishing. It has good exterior durability but lower chemical resistance than epoxy.
A resin composed of polymeric esters in which the recurring ester groups are an integral part of the main polymer chain. Unsaturated polyesters contain carbon double bonds that permit cross-linking and thus conversion of the resin to a substantially infusible and insoluble product.
A synthetic fiber made from a chemical composition of diethyl terephthalate and ethylene glycol. The polyester is melted, extruded through a spinneret, and drawn. It can be different tenacities and be fully oriented (FOY) or partially oriented (POY) depending on how it is processed. Usually, sewing threads are made from FOY fibers. (Fiber brands: Dacron®, Trevira®, Fortrel®, Kodel®). (See Fiber Science.)
A polymer in which the monomer units are linked by the functional group -COO-. Polyester has been used as thermoplastic powder coating, and as the following thermosetting powder coatings: epoxy polyester hybrid powder, urethane polyester powder, and polyester TGIC powder.
a polymeric resin which is generally cross-linked or cured and made into a variety of plastic materials and products. Polyester fibers are widely used as the reinforcing medium in reinforced membranes. (See Polyester Fiber.)
A strong film having good resistance to moisture, solvents, oils, etc. Usually transparent, although available with opaque and metallized finish. A clear complex ester formed by polymerization or condensation. Excellent strength, clarity and dimensionally stable.
(fiber/fabric) - A synthetic fabric popular for lingerie because of its wrinkle resistance and ability to stretch. Today's polyesters have been improved upon and are usually made of a weave that allows air to circulate.
is a strong fiber that is resistant to crease and thus keeps it shape. Polyester melts at medium to high temperatures. Although many people dislike polyester, perhaps do to the double knit fad of the 1950, polyester remains a versatile and important man-made fabric. Blends of polyester give cotton a permanent press property and extend the wear of these blended garments. Polyester is manufactured in many weights including fiber-fill used in pillows and upholstery. Threads spun from polyester fibers are strong, wear exceptionally well, and are used extensively in home sewing and manufactured sewing.
A generic term for a category of synthetic fibers that are lightweight, strong, quick drying, and resistant to creases, stretching, abrasion and shrinking. Fabrics made with polyester require minimum care, and maintain their shape.
Polyester is a 1981 John Waters film starring Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, and Mink Stole. It was filmed in Waters' native Baltimore, Maryland, and features a gimmick called "Odorama", whereby viewers could smell what they saw on screen through "scratch and sniff" cards.
Polyester is a product of Japan, USA, Australia and the UK. The material has very low water absorbency, temperature distortion is 150 degrees Celsius and the recommended maximum temperature for continuous use is 130 degrees Celsius.