POLYESTER VALUE CHAIN
Textile Value Chain|February 2021
The origin has many names and named by the companies producing it. It started with the discovery of Nylon in United States then Terylene in England.
Ragini GUPTA

The origin has many names and named by the companies producing it. It started with the discovery of Nylon in United States then Terylene in England. In 1951 Du Pont started selling it in the name of Dacron. One must be aware that half of the clothes we wear are made of polyester – a man-made synthetic fiber that is derived from petrol and coal. It is made of chemical reactions between acid and alcohol in which two or molecules come together to a make a large molecule which has a repetitive nature and is relatively stronger than other fibres. For better understanding, Poly means “many” and ester means a “basic organic compound”. And the principle component of it is Ethylene which comes from Petroleum. Ethylene is also a polymer which is a chemical building block and the process that produces polyester is called “Polymerization”.

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