Polyester clothing is tough and able to withstand rigorous wear, but it also has a low thermal resistance and melts easily when it comes into contact with high heat. Some people prefer polyester clothing, because it does... More »

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Polyester tends to be an inexpensive fabric, because it comes from artificial rather than natural sources. Therefore, its components are not subjected to nature's extremes, such as drought or storms. Polyester is durable... More »

Synthetic fibers are textiles that are made from chemicals. These fibers are stronger than natural fibers such as wool and cotton, and regenerated fibers such as rayon and acetate, according to IHS GlobalSpec, a digital ... More »

Nylon is a popular synthetic material that has many advantages, including being resistant to heat, and very few disadvantages, including easily losing its shape. It is used in many items, such as clothing, carpet, storag... More »

Some advantages of using wood in construction are heat resistance and sound absorption, while disadvantages include it being a combustible material that's subject to biological deterioration. Wood is commonly used in con... More »

Ponte knit is a combination of rayon, polyester and spandex that clothing manufacturers use for their products. The fabric is tightly woven and keeps its shape well with extended use without color fading. More »

Heated clothing, such as vests, work with electrical, chemical or stored heat. The most common method of heating vests is electrical heat generated from batteries. Manufacturers typically make heated clothing for people ... More »

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