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Difference between Fiber Fabric and Acetate Fabric

Updated: Feb 7


Polyester: Synthetic fabric made from petroleum-based synthetic fibers

Acetate: Semi-synthetic fabric derived from cellulose fibers, often from wood pulp

Strength and Endurance:

Polyester: Strong and durable, resistant to wrinkles and abrasion

Acetate: Less durable and may wrinkle easily, less resistant to abrasion

Moisture Absorption

Polyester: Low; Hydrophobic (repels water), does not absorb moisture

Acetate: More absorbent than polyester, feels cooler on the skin


Polyester: Polyester can last forever; resistant to chemicals. Not very durable.

Acetate: May be damaged by chemicals such as acetone


Polyester: Less breathable, can trap heat and moisture

Acetate: More breathable


Polyester: Not suitable for warm weather

Acetate: Great for warm weather

Wrinkle Resistance

Polyester: Wrinkle resistant, maintains a smoother appearance

Acetate: Susceptible to wrinkling, may require more care when used


Polyester: Can have different appearances

Acetate: May look luxurious and elegant


Polyester: Easy to care for, retains color after frequent washing.

Acetate: Requires more careful handling and care during washing

Environmental impact

Polyester: Derived from petrochemicals, non-biodegradable; probably recycled.

Acetate: Derived from natural cellulose, biodegradable, but production involves chemicals

Tailor's fabric

Polyester: Polyester satin has a glossy, high-gloss surface. Another polyester fabric used for activewear, outerwear, and sportswear.

Acetate: Acetate satin has a smooth, elegant sheen. May be used for evening wear and underwear

Fabric type

Polyester: Polyester microfiber, fleece, spandex, mesh, ripstop, pique, interlock, tricot, and taffeta

Acetate: A blend of satin, taffeta, crepe, velvet, organza, chiffon, lining, and acetate

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