Tetex ABCs: Linen

Flax is known for its health properties, but it is also an excellent quality fabric of natural origin, called linen. How is linen fabric produced? What are its advantages and disadvantages?What is flax? Flax is...

Tetex ABCs: Basalt fibres

Basalt fiber is a material made from extremely fine fibers of basalt, which is composed of the minerals plagioclase, pyroxene, and olivine. It is similar to fiberglass, having better physicomechanical properties than fiberglass, but being significantly cheaper than carbon fiber. It is used...

ABC’s of Tetex: acrylic fibres and textiles

Acrylic, also known as orlon or acrylonitrile, is a very popular synthetic fiber. It was invented in 1941 in the laboratories of the DuPont company. This American company is a chemical tycoon that has...

ABC’s of Tetex: Poly(vinyl chloride)

Poly(vinyl chloride) is a synthetic polymer from the group of vinyl polymers, obtained as a result of polymerization of vinyl chloride. It is commonly used for the production of plastics. It has thermoplastic properties, is...

ABC of Tetex: Polyamides

What are polyamides? Polyamide, any polymer (substance composed of long, multiple-unit molecules) in which the repeating units in the molecular chain are linked together by amide groups. Amide groups have the general chemical formula CO-NH. They may be produced by...

ABCs of Tetex: Biosynthetics

What Are Biosynthetics? A biosynthetic fiber consists of polymers made from renewable resources, either wholly or partly. Biosynthetics are emerging as a potential alternative to conventional synthetic products. The main difference between biosynthetic fibers and...

ABC’s of Tetex: Polyesters

Polyesters are polymers that contain ester group in its structure.Polyesters are synthetic, man-made materials. Basic features of polyesters:Non-hygroscopic – they do not absorb water Stainproof – it is very difficult to stain polyester...

Phthalates in materials: why should they be avoided?

In the age of the depleting ozone layer and the ubiquitous smog repeatedly exceeding acceptable norms, the environmental awareness in the society is constantly growing. Technical materials used nowadays include those that may have...
What is Polypropylene

All about Polypropylene

What is Polypropylene? Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer which is both tough and durable. Made from the polymerization of propylene gas in the presence of a catalyst system it is becoming increasing popular, even replacing...
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