(NON) COMMON MATERIALS: POLYESTER.
If you are looking for a lightweight material with lots of practical properties and a good price, definitely go for polyester.
What makes PES material unique?
The main advantages of polyester is water resistance. The water slides on the fabric rather than soaks it, and if soaked, the fabric can dry quickly without evaporating. This does not create favorable conditions for the multiplication of bacteria and the textile becomes antibacterial. Another advantage of polyester fabrics is their lightness, wind resistance and non-creasing. So there is no need to iron them. They usually also insulate heat and the material is smooth to the touch. The colors of polyester fabrics are stable, do not fade and do not leave the color when washing. The fabric can be colored in any shade, from the natural ones to the most radiant ones. Related to this is the possibility of using printing technologies if you are, like us, in the advertising industry.
Last but not least, you save money, as the production and processing of synthetic material is relatively cheap.
Like everything, polyester has its advantages and disadvantages …
For example, the airtightness of a textile becomes a disadvantage if you sweat in it. The polyester material is also relatively flammable and tends to “lint”.
Although today’ s trend is mostly natural materials, polyester can definitely compete with them. In our offer you will find, for example, a quick-drying polyester line of Microtech towels and bath towels or Cooling towels.
Did you know that …
The first polyester fiber was not produced until 1941. Until then, textiles were mainly made of cotton or sheep wool. Polyester is one of the synthetic fibers that bears the international designation PES.