Polyester vs. Terylene

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Main Difference

The main difference between Polyester and Terylene is that the Polyester is a category of polymers and Terylene is a polymer.

  • Polyester (noun)

    Any polymer whose monomers are linked together by ester bonds

  • Polyester (noun)

    A material or fabric made from polyester polymer

  • Polyester (adjective)

    Of, or consisting of polyesters

  • Terylene (noun)

    A polymer, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), used for making thread and cloth.

  • Polyester (noun)

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

  • Polyester (noun)

    a fabric made from polyester fibre

    "dresses in printed polyesters"

    "swimwear in a range of fabrics including polyester and silk"

  • Terylene (noun)

    an artificial textile fibre made from a polyester, used to make light, crease-resistant clothing, bed linen, and sails.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Polyester (noun)

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

  • Polyester (noun)

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

  • Polyester (noun)

    any of a large class of synthetic fabrics

  • Terylene (noun)

    a kind of polyester fabric

Princeton's WordNet

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