What are the types of polyester fiber?
There are different types of polyester fabric available in the market:
• Ethylene Polyester
Ethylene polyester is most commonly referred to as polyethylene terephthalate (PET). In the polyester market, this type of polyester is the most common type of polyester. It is manufactured from a petroleum-derived called ethylene. They are available in four types depending on the manufacturing method used: filament, staple, tow, and fiberfill.
• PCDT Polyester
PCDT refers to (poly-1, 4-cyclohexylene-dimethylene terephthalate). In comparison to PET polyester, PCDT polyester has less popularity. But, due to its elastic nature, it is used for many applications. The process of manufacturing PET polyester is similar to the manufacturing process of PCDT polyester. The only difference is in the chemical structure of both types of polyester. PCDT polyester is more durable hence it is used in heavy-duty applications such as upholstery and curtains.
• Plant-Based Polyester
Plant-based polyesters are also manufactured from ethylene glycol and dimethyl terephthalate. The main difference between plant-based polyester and other types of polyester is that for other polyester ethylene is sourced from petroleum but for plant-based polyester, ethylene is sourced from renewable sources such as cane sugar, etc. Also, the plant-based polyester is biodegradable in nature. But, compared to other polyesters, plant-based polyester is expensive and has less durability.