Cotton is the main natural fibre and it has been used in versatile area in textile sector. The annual consumption of cotton fibre has reduced recently due to increased price of cotton fibre. It has noticed that some synthetic fibre getting importance in place of cotton fibre. The most interesting news is that in the last few years the demand and consumption of polyester fibre is larger than cotton fibre.
The applications of polyester fibres are wide spread. It can be effectively used in home furnishings for products like carpets, curtains, pillow cases, upholstery etc, in industrial textiles, in auto motive industries, and mainly in the apparel industry. In the apparel industry, polyester fibres are used in every form of clothing due to its easy caring, and maintenance facility. It is widely used in garment manufacturing because of its tenacity, and durability. Since these fibres can be molded into any shape, certain insulating properties can be easily built in the fibre.
Polyester is the current main synthetic fibre globally. The price of polyester is low and it can be used in many aspects. So, it is rightly called as the â€œpoor manâ€™s cottonâ€.