INTRODUCTION TO POLYESTER
Polyester (PET), chemical name Poylethylene Terephthalate, is one of the most popular plastics in nowadays life as it is to be found in most various products like clothes, ropes or hoses. It is therefore hard to imagine that the first PET fiber was only successfully produced in the 1940ies.
The popularity of PET is thanks to its many advantages like resistance against acid, light or its dimensional stability. It is also easy to blend with other materials as for example with copper or carbon fibers like Belltron, creating an conductive yarn that is easy to weave.