Common Uses for Polyester
So wait, why would you have dirt stains on polyester anyway? Polyester is actually an incredibly common material used in a variety of clothing items that you may, in fact, be wearing when you get dirty. Here are some of the most common places that you will find polyester being used.
- Bed Sheets
- Sports uniforms
- Upholstery on furniture
- Mouse pads (for the computer)
And that’s only the home furnishings and the apparel. Polyester compounds are also used in other items to add stability and durability; if you ever go canoeing or rock climbing, chances are that you are using a rope or a canoe with some polyester in it. Polyester has other properties that can be useful for these sorts of recreational purposes. Water, wind, and environmental resistance are upped when you add the synthetic polyester compounds to anything, which is why it’s often used for camping and other recreational products.
Why is polyester used in so many different things? Even though apparel may feel “less natural” than clothing made of cotton and wool, these fabrics actually have a lot of distinct advantages over the natural fibers. Polyester does not wrinkle easily at all, it can go through a lot of beatings and washings without falling apart, and the colors do not fade easily. Many times, polyester is used in conjunction with other fabrics in what are called blended fabrics. These fabrics should be taken care of in the same way as pure polyesters are cared for.