Properties of Synthetic Fibres

  • They dry up easily (They soak less water)
  • They are less expensive compared to natural fibres
  • They are durable (last long)
  • They are readily available (not in shortage)
  • They are stronger than natural fibres.
  • They do not shrink and get wrinkled easily


Disadvantages of Using Synthetic Fibre

These fabrics melt on heating

If these fabrics catch fire, fabric melts and stick to body of person wearing it

So they should not be used in kitchen and laboratory


These fabrics do not allow air to pass

It is because these fabrics do not have enough pores to allow sweat to pass  through

So a person feels hot and uncomfortable during summers while wearing it


  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 3 Class 8 - Synthetic Fibres And Plastics

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