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What is "Dacron" - Definition & Explanation

Trademark name for non-woven polyester fibers used for padding and stuffing.
Du Pont brand of polyester fiber.
Trade name for a polyester fibre. It blends well with other fibres, can be bleached and takes dye well. Used mainly in the manufacture of clothing, curtaining, furnishings, and fillings for pillows and quilts. Washes well and drips dry, as the fibre does not absorb moisture. A variety of types are developed to meet divergent needs; like, a low-pill fibre meant for light fabrics, thin wadding fibre suitable for padded clothes, a very fine weft fibre for sportswear and leisurewear fabrics, etc.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A manufactured fiber, most often used in sweaters or pile fabrics, where little or no pressing is recommended, as the fiber has a low softening or melting point. However, it has also been...

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