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Polyester

  • Ian Baker
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Abstract

Most likely you hadn’t considered that the clothes that you are wearing are made out of the same material as the bottle that your fizzy drink arrives in or that your expensive coffee beans are stored in. The clothing label will indicate polyester or a cotton/polyester mix, the bottle material will likely be called PET and the bag will be shiny aluminized mylar, but they are all forms of polyester.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Baker
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  1. 1.Thayer School of EngineeringDartmouth CollegeHanoverUSA

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