Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which commonly referred to as ‘polyester’ in the textile industry, is considered one of the most important thermoplastic polyesters. It is widely used for various applications such as bottles, fibers, moldings, and sheets because of its excellent tensile and impact strength, clarity, process-ability, chemical resistance, and thermal stability. PET bottle wastes are separated from other wastes and then some processes are applied to obtain PET flakes. Recycled polyester fibers are produced by melt spinning method from these recycled PET flakes. In this research, usability of recycled PET fibers in textile industry was studied. A comparative investigation of fabric abrasion resistance property were done to fabrics produced from virgin and recycled polyester before and after care processes.
Sabry, Mohammad; Baioumy, Ghada; and Taha, Amr Magdy
"A Comparative Study of Care Processes Effect on the Abrasion Resistance of some Virgin and Recycled Polyester Fabrics,"
International Design Journal: Vol. 10
, Article 21.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/faa-design/vol10/iss2/21