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Proper Way to Maintain Nylon Fabrics

Aug 17, 2007
Now the more types of fabrics come in the market. Find out on what are they how to maintain them.

There is a washing procedure that we need to know while washing the garments, as wrong treatment can damage the clothes. Here is washing procedure that you need to know before you wash the clothes.

NYLON, ORLON AND DACRON, are newer than rayon or acetate. They are spun by chemical and mechanical processes of an intricate nature from chemical elements found in such improbable materials as coal, air, water, petroleum, natural gas, (in the case of Orion) limestone.

Nylon, Orion and Dacron are versatile, no-ironing-needed, fibers. They share traits in common, yet each has its own characteristic qualities. They are lightweight but very strong, and resistant to moths and mildew. Cooperative in blends with other fibers, they contribute valuable qualities that might otherwise be lacking. They can be woven in super sheers, knits, pile fabrics, and sturdy materials suitable for work clothes. Dyes, finishes, and trim may make some clothing, fashioned of these fibers, unwashable; always look to the labeL If instructions for washable garments of nylon, Orion and Dacron are not given on the label, or if the label has been lost, use the procedure which follows, quoted verbatim from information supplied by the manufacturer of these three fibers, . I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company of Wilmington, Delaware:

"PREWASHING INSTRUCTIONS. Just as for other washable garments, severely soiled areas generally require pretreatment with a thick paste made of a soap or detergent and water. Rub the paste thoroughly into the soiled areas, using the fingers or a soft brush. Soaking in suds, prior to washing for ten to fifteen minutes, has also been found to be helpful in severe soil removal. For spot or stain removal, follow normal procedures for other washable fabrics.

"WASH WHITE GARMENTS SEPARATELY from colored or pastel garments and when possible wash white synthetics together. Frequent washing, preferably after each wearing, gives greater satisfaction.
WASHING PROCEDURE. Wash garments thoroughly either by hand or machine in warm suds (100F.) of a heavy duty detergent, or soap and non-precipitating water softener such as Calgon or Tex or a similar product. In using these agents, follow explicitly their manufacturer's instructions on quantity and when to use. The use of soft water cannot be overemphasized.

"Consult washing machine manufacturers' instructions for washing times.

"In general, machine washing affords the best method for removal of stubborn soil.

"Fabrics of delicate construction or trim, in most instances, should be hand washed. If they are machine washed, enclosing them in a mesh laundry bag is suggested for added protection. If the machine is equipped with a special fabric cycle, it can be used for this type of garment.

"HIGH TEMPERATURES (in washing, rinsing, or drying), twisting, wringing, and spinning, tend to cause wrinkling. Minimize these as much as practical in either hand or machine washing.

"BLEACHING, BLUING, or optical whitening agents (brighteners) may be used on many white garments. For their use on specific articles of clothing, observe the garment manufacturers' washing instructions. Also follow explicitly the directions on the containers of these agents for quantity and when to use.

"RINSE GARMENTS THOROUGHLY in water to remove all traces of dirt, soap, or detergent. The addition of a water softener in the first rinse is helpful when soft water is not available.

"DRIP DRYING. For drip drying, following machine washing, allow the garment to go through the recommended washing and rinsing cycles and remove before the final spin drying cycle. Place the garment while wet on a non-staining hanger and allow it to drip dry. Smooth the seams, cuffs, etc., with the fingers while the garment is still wet. Knit garments such as sweaters should be laid out flat to dry.

Nylon, Orion and Dacron are versatile, no-ironing-needed, fibers. They share traits in common, yet each has its own characteristic qualities. They are lightweight but very strong, and resistant to moths and mildew. The require pretreatment with a thick paste made of a soap or detergent and water. It is important to know the washing procedure while washing the fabrics, as different fabrics they need different treatment. See the label of your clothes on some instruction to clean your garments.
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