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Special Considerations With Polyester

w/e 28/06/22

Polyester was the second "Synthetic" fibre to be commercially available (after Nylon). It's made by reacting organic acid with alcohol, who's product is an ester. Poly means "Many" and so we get polyester - which means "Many Esters".

Because of the way polyester can be manipulated while being created it can be produced as both extremely strong and very elastic. It also has good resistance to wear. Lately, polyester has been  used to create technical fibres such as sports clothing that wick away sweat and keep the body dry by allowing moisture travel to the surface of a garment, to evaporate away.

Washing

Washing polyester is the preferred method of cleaning, unless mixed with other fibres. It's easily washed at low temperatures and, if hung to dry, will require little or no ironing. However they do have a tendency to attract static electricity, which can lead to graying in Dry Cleaning machines.

Stains

Any "Tamping" to remove stains should be exceptionally light to reduce the mechanical action and you should always treat in the direction of the pile, which will only run in one direction. This also means that when you need to flush through with water you should do so from the reverse side, using a spray from behind the stained area so the pile is lifted by the water as it pushes through the fabric. Use absorbent cloths on the right side to catch the water and any of the dirt you're trying to remove.

Drying

Polyester can be "heat" set into a position, for example when you see permenant pleats in a skirt, meaning that creases can be made premenant, if a tumble drier is set too hot. So choosing a heat setting in the dryer inappropriate for polyester can result in a creased fabric that is difficult or impossible to get flat again.

Follow the instructions on the care label and you should be safe.

Ironing

Sports clothing, especially wicking fabrics, are best hung to dry and not ironed.

Again, heat setting is a problem if you iron creases into a garment. Make sure the fabric is flat before you begin ironing.

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We're often asked by visitors to the site to find certain products used by professionals and to supply them through DrClean. Perhaps the most requested is anything that might clean an iron easily - and now we've found the perfect answer. Ez-Off is made in the USA and is designed for professionals to clean their commercial irons.

Here's how it's used;

  • To clean equipment squeeze a liberal amount of Ez-Off onto a heavy cotton cloth (an old terry towel works best).
  • While the equipment is HOT rub the soiled metal pressing or ironing surface with circular motions. After removing all the soil simply wipe with the clean end of the cloth.
  • If you want to keep equipment clean, slick and operating smoothly, clean with Ez-Off daily. This will ensure maximum speed with minimum interuptions.