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Polyester

Polyester is a good choice for quality sportswear and swimming because it is hydrophobic which means it does not absorb much water and dries quickly.

Polyester fabrics provide provide specific advantages over natural fabrics, such as wrinkle resistance, ability to withstand pressure, high colour retention and the crystalline aromatic polyesters are used for heat-resistance.

Depending what other fiber is mixed with Polyester, the resulting fabric can provide resistance to chlorine and UV radiation keeping skin protected, also preserve colors and elasticity when used in chlorinated pools or exposed to sun light.

pool sportswear training cycling swim shirt
pool sportswear training cycling swim shirt

Sun Protection

Polyester fabrics offer UPF50+ sun protection by blocking over 97.5% of the sun UVA and UVB radiation, are chlorine resistant and retain colors and elasticity when used in the sea or chlorinated pools.

A lightweight and breathable swim pullover with long sleeves keeps your skin cool even in hot weather conditions.

Most polyester fabrics feel soft on your skin with silky touch and also are fun to wear, so your family can enjoy the sun all day long while being protected and feeling natural and safe.

Polyester swimwear is generally more expensive than the mid-priced Lycra swimsuits and lower-priced Nylon swimwear.

Poplin

Poplin is a versatile plain weave apparel fabric. With a similar resemblance to broadcloth, poplin comes in a 100% polyester variety or a poly cotton blend. Poplin is a wrinkle-free and breathable fabric. It comes in a variety of colors and has a nice drape with very little stretch in any direction.

The 5 oz. poly cotton blend is the heavier of the two options and is often used for apparel and uniforms. Most notably it is the material that many hospital scrubs are made out of.

100% polyester poplin can be used for making bias tape, flag making, and crafts, but both can be used for just about any project that needs a basic lightweight fabric.

Poplin is a great material for beginner sewers or those looking to start making apparel, because it is easy to work with. It is used by sewers of all skill levels because of its casual appearance, comfort, durability, and ease of care.

PVC-Coated Polyester

PVC-coated polyester is 100% polyester with a smooth poly-vinyl chloride coating on the back and a subtle texture on the front. It can be used for things like luggage, bags, cases, and covers for indoor storage. This polyester does not fray, rip, or tear, making it strong and durable for all types of usages. It comes in different colors and prints.

Terylene Polyester

Terylene was the first polyester fabric ever produced. It was patented in 1941 by its British inventors, John Rex Whinfield and James Dickson. Initially it was kept secret and used to develop materials during World War 2.

Terylene was exhibited at the Imperial Chemical Industries in 1946, and by 1948 the first polyester lace curtains were commercially available. It quickly became a very popular fabric because of its versatility.

Terylene requires little time and effort to clean. In addition, polyester combines well with natural fibres, such as cotton. This winning combination makes fabrics both easy to care for and comfortable.

Terylene is Polyethylene Terephthalate, often abbreviated PET. It is the most common thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family.

Terylene is an excellent fabric for robust water resistant clothes. While not designed for prolonged submersion, it will keep you dry from rain and splashing.

Terylene rain cape test
Terylene Rain Cape
Terylene rain cape test