A comparison of the qualities of dacron and cotton blends used in shirtings with all-cotton fabrics of similar construction

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Janet B. Hawkins (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Pauline Keeney

Abstract: One of the trends apparent in fabric manufacturing today is toward the blending of natural and synthetic fibers. Research is being done to produce blended yarns and fabrics which will display to the utmost advantage the favorable characteristics of each of the constituent fibers and minimize their detrimental characteristics. It has been predicted that the consumer can expect to see, not radically new kinds of fabrics, but fabrics that are easier to care for.1 The 65 per cent Dacron and 35 per cent cotton blended fabrics used in shirtings are some of the more recent of these products presented to the public. It is claimed that they combine the comfort and attractive appearance of cotton with the long-wearing strength and easy maintenance qualities of Dacron.2

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Language: English
Date: 1955
Textile fabrics $x Evaluation

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