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Polyester vs. Microfiber

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Polyesternoun

Any polymer whose monomers are linked together by ester bonds

Microfibernoun

Very fine synthetic fiber; cloth made of such fiber.

‘The spilled wine hadn't stained the microfiber couch.’;

Polyesternoun

A material or fabric made from polyester polymer

Microfiber

Microfiber (or microfibre) is synthetic fiber finer than one denier or decitex/thread, having a diameter of less than ten micrometers. A strand of silk is about one denier and about a fifth of the diameter of a human hair.

Polyesteradjective

Of, or consisting of polyesters

Polyesternoun

any of numerous synthetic resins; they are light and strong and weather resistant

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Polyesternoun

a complex ester used for making fibers or resins or plastics or as a plasticizer

Polyesternoun

any of a large class of synthetic fabrics

Polyesternoun

a synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked by ester groups, used chiefly to make synthetic textile fibres.

Polyesternoun

a fabric made from polyester fibre

‘dresses in printed polyesters’; ‘swimwear in a range of fabrics including polyester and silk’;

Polyester

Polyester is a category of polymers that contain the ester functional group in every repeat unit of their main chain. As a specific material, it most commonly refers to a type called polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

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