Due to Dacron’s robust tensile strength, it replaced the inferior artificial fiber, rayon, in the 1950s. Today, Dacron is found in clothing and other fabric-based items, such as bulletproof vests, ship sails, light sporting equipment, and rope. Dacron is a popular fiber in the medical field and has been used to save thousands of lives and improve the quality of lives of many others. Some of these uses include making small arterial shunts and implants.
What is the difference between nylon and Dacron?
Dacron and nylon fabrics are widely used thru-out general products in our lives, but most people do not know what the differences between them are. Dacron is a kind of synthetic fiber and is the raw material of chemical fabrics, which itself is not a fabric. Dacron is the former name and its scientific name is polyester and full name is polyethylene glycol terephthalate. Chinlon is nylon, polyamide fiber. The advantages are high strength, high-wearing feature, good anti-chemical property, good deformation resistance, and aging resistance. The disadvantage is that it feels hard.
Which is better, nylon or dacron?
Which is better – all depends. Nylon generally has better elasticity! Dyeing temperature is at 100 degrees! Neutral or acid dyes are usually used. It withstands high temperature worse than dacron, but its strength is better and more anti-pilling! If burning, nylon emits white smoke.
In contrast, dacron gives out black smoke with floating dark ash when burning. Dyeing temperature is at 130 degrees (high temperature and pressure), by hot melting, generally baked under 200 degrees! The main feature of dacron is good stability. A small amount of dacron added into clothes can be anti-wrinkle and plastic, but easy to be static and pilling. However, now the improved dacron can overcome these shortcomings partly.