What is the difference between nylon and polyester yarn?


Polyester yarn characteristics

Polyester is a synthetic fiber and the raw material of chemical fiber fabrics. It is not a fabric in itself. Polyester is the previous name. Its scientific name is polyester. Polyethylene terephthalate is the trade name of polyester fiber.

The main feature of polyester is its good stability. Generally, adding a small amount of polyester to clothes can help resist wrinkles. The disadvantage is that it is prone to static electricity and pilling. Today's polyester has been improved and its shortcomings have been improved.

Nylon yarn characteristics

Nylon is nylon, polyester amine fiber. The advantages are high strength, high abrasion, high pitting resistance and good deformation resistance. The disadvantage is that it feels hard.

The difference between nylon and polyester yarn

Sensory differences

The fabric with a brighter gloss and smoother feel is nylon; the fabric with a darker appearance than nylon and a rougher feel is polyester.


Burning method! When polyester burns, it emits strong black smoke, while nylon emits white smoke. In addition, look at the residue after burning. Polyester will break into pieces when pinched, and nylon will become molded.

Scrape with fingernails

In addition, you can use your nails to scrape. After scraping, the ones with obvious traces are polyester, and the ones with inconspicuous traces are nylon.

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