A polyester fiber made from polyethylene benzoate that has the feel of natural silk. Benzoate polyester is resistant to acids, alkalis, and organic solvent. It can be dyed with disperse or [azo%20dye|azo]] dyestuffs. Benzoate has good durability and wrinkle resistance.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Berlin yarn; German wool; Berlijnse wolwerk (Ned);poliéster de benzoato (Esp.);; benzoate fiber; A-Tell;
Good resistance to acids, alkalis and organic solvents. Tenacity = 4.0-5.3 g/denier Elongation = 15-25% Moisture regain = 0.4% Cross section = trilobal
M. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt Reinhold & Winston, Fort Worth, 1986, p. 135
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Marjory L. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1986
- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996