Benzoate polyester

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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;

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • 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
  • Melting Point = 225 C
  • Density = 1.34 g/ml

Resources and Citations

  • 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

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