What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Synthetic Fibres ?
They are not dependent either on an agriculture crop or any animal farming.
They are usually less expensive compared to the natural fibres.
They can be washed easily and they dry up fast.
They are insect ,stain , fungi and rot resistant.
Can be damaged by washing with hot liquids.
Has a really low melting point and can be easily damage by heat.
More electrostatic energy is produced by rubbing than by rubbing on natural fibres.
They burn more easily compared to natural fibres.
synthetic fibres melt on heating.
T h i s i s a c t u a l l y a d i s a d v a n t a g e o f synthetic fibres. If the clothes catch fire, it can be disastrous. The fabric melts and sticks to the body of the person wearing it. We should, therefore, not wear synthetic clothes while working in in the kitchen or in a laboratory.
S y n t h e t i c f i b r e s p o s s e s s u n i q u e c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s w h i c h m a k e t h e m popular dress materials. They dry up quickly, are durable, less expensive, readily available and easy to maintain.Synthetic fibres are more durable and affordable which makes them more popular than natural fibres.
ADVANTAGES OF SYNTHETIC FIBRES :
- THEY ARE MORE DURABLE
- THEY ARE LESS EXPENSIVE
- THEY ARE READILY AVAILABLE
- THEY ARE EASY TO MAINTAIN
- THEY DRY UP QUICKLY
- THEY ARE WRINKLE RESISTANT
- THEY AREN'T ATTACKED BY INSECT PESTS LIKE MOTHS, WORMS ETC..
DISADVANTAGES OF SYNTHETIC FIBRES:
- THEY ARE NON-BIODEGRADABLE
- THEY ARE HIGHLY INFLAMMABLE
- THEY CATCHES FIRE EASILY AND MELT AND STICK TO OUR BODY
- THEY SOAK VERY LESS WATER