Dacron is a trade name held by DuPont for its polyester materials and it is made specifically for sailcloth. Dacron is DuPont's Type 52 high modulus fiber; brand names of similar fibers include Terylene, Tetoron, Trevira... More »

Raw materials used to make plastic include carbon-rich oil and carbon compounds, called monomers, that are mixed with oxygen, sulfur or nitrogen. Organic compounds, such as ethylene, propylene, styrene, phenol, formaldeh... More »

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To transfer a picture onto a piece of fabric, print the photograph on a sheet of iron-on transfer paper and then iron it onto the fabric. Clear pictures with bright colors print better than photographs with dark subjects... More »

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The use of Dacron as a fabric gained wide acceptance in 1954, after more than a decade of development. However, Dacron was used before 1954. More »

Polyester fibers are not stretchy, but polyester can be made into stretchy fabric. If woven, polyester tends to be firm, like a bed sheet or dress pants material. More »

To get wrinkles out of polyester fabric, a person should try either dampening the polyester fabric with water and then ironing the wrinkles out or try washing the item with a permanent press setting and short permanent p... More »

Using techniques such as thoroughly cleaning the fabric prior to dyeing, heating the water to a simmer before adding the dye and constantly moving the fabric while dyeing improves the results when dyeing polyester. Polye... More »