AE Outdoor DPS204900E Rucker 5-Piece Wicker Patio Conversation Set with Olefin Beige Cushions Use and Care Manual

AE Outdoor DPS204900E Rucker 5-Piece Wicker Patio Conversation Set with Olefin Beige Cushions Use and Care Manual
Federal Trade Commission Definition for Olefin Fiber: A manufactured fiber in which the
fiberforming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85%
by weight of ethylene, propylene, or other olefin units, except amorphous (noncrystalline) polyolefins qualifying under category (1) of Paragraph (I) of Rule 7.
(Complete FTC Fiber Rules here.)
Basic Principles of Olefin Fiber Production — Olefin fibers (polypropylene and
polyethylene) are products of the polymerization of propylene and ethylene gases. For
the products to be of use as fibers, polymerization must be carried out under controlled
conditions with special catalysts that give chains with few branches. Olefin fibers are
characterized by their resistance to moisture and chemicals. Of the two, polypropylene
is the more favored for general textile applications because of its higher melting point;
and the use of polypropylene has progressed rapidly since its introduction. The fibers
resist dyeing, so colored olefin fibers are produced by adding dye directly to the polymer
prior to or during melt spinning. A range of characteristics can be imparted to olefin
fibers with additives, variations in the polymer, and by use of different process
Olefin Fiber Characteristics
 Able to give good bulk and cover
 Abrasion resistant
 Colorfast
 Quick drying
 Low static
 Resistant to deterioration from chemicals, mildew, perspiration, rot and weather
 Thermally bondable
 Stain and soil resistant
 Strong
 Sunlight resistant
 Dry hand; wicks body moisture from the skin
 Very comfortable
 Very lightweight (olefin fibers have the lowest specific gravity of all fibers)
Some Major Olefin Fiber Uses
 Apparel: Activewear and sportswear; socks; thermal underwear; lining fabrics
 Automotive: Interior fabrics used in or on kick panel, package shelf, seat
construction, truck liners, load decks, etc.
 Home Furnishings: Indoor and outdoor carpets; carpet backing; upholstery and
wall coverings; furniture and bedding construction fabrics
 Industrial: Carpets; disposable, durable nonwoven fabrics; ropes; filter fabrics;
bagging; geotextiles
General Olefin Fiber Care Tips
 Most stains on fabric can be readily removed by spotting with lukewarm water
and detergent.
 Bleaches can be used if needed.
 If fabric is laundered, it should be line dried or tumble dried with gentle heat or no
heat. Olefin dries very rapidly.
 Do not iron. (For specific instructions, refer to garment's sewn-in care label.)
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