What is Elastoester Fiber | Properties of Elastoester Fiber | Uses of Elastoester Fiber

Elastoester Fiber 
Elastoester is an official FTC generic fiber type defined as: At least 50% by weight aliphatic polyether and at least 35% by weight polyester. Elastoester is similar to polyester, but different enough physically to warrant a new generic name under the FTC’s Textile Labeling Rules. According to a notice the FTC placed in today’s Federal Register, elastoester is stretchy like spandex, readily washable, and can withstand high temperatures when wet. As a result, it retains dyes better than fabrics made of nylon and spandex and is less likely to be discolored or adversely affected by chlorine, an important characteristic for swimming suits.
Elastoester Fiber
Elastoester Fiber
Characteristics of Elastoester Fiber
  1. Possesses polyester-like qualities.
  2. Excellent elongation qualities (stretchability).
  3. Washable/easy care.
  4. Can withstand high temperatures when wet.
  5. Excellent dye retention.
  6. No adverse discoloring or yellowing when exposed to chlorine.
Uses of Elastoester Fiber

Apparel -
  • sweaters,
  • hosiery and socks
  • foundation garments,
  • knitwear,
  • dresses,
  • swimwear,
  • activewear,
  • athletic wear,
  • ski pants,
  • swimsuits,
  • cycling shorts and
  • ski pants. 
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