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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