Poly Cotton Uses

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Poly Cotton Uses
Poly cotton is one type of material used in bed sheets. (double bed with white sheets and pillows image by Gina Smith from Fotolia.com)

Cotton has been around for centuries and is a common material used for clothing, furniture and linens. Conversely, polyester is a rough material that was popular in clothing in the 1970s. Combine the two, and you have a poly-cotton blend, a textile that is both durable and comfortable and has a variety of uses.

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Bed Sheets

Bed sheets are made in a poly-cotton blend. These type of sheets require less ironing, as the material is stiffer and less apt to wrinkle. The blend can be taken straight from the dryer to the bed. The amount of cotton in the blend varies by product. Poly-cotton sheets can come in a variety of colours and thread counts. They may be used in hotels as they are more durable and longer lasting than their cotton counterparts.

Shirts

Poly-cotton shirts do not cling to the body as cotton shirts do. A poly-cotton shirt is wove to allow air to circulate, keeping you cooler compared to the thicker cotton material. This type of shirt is used for labourers and may hold up better to debris and weather elements. As with poly-cotton bed sheets, the shirt won't be as wrinkled as a cotton shirt and can be worn straight from the dryer.

Car Seat Covers and Furniture

Seat covers are just one piece of upholstery that poly-cotton is used for. Couches, chairs and ottomans are other types of furniture that may use cotton-poly blends. The seat covers are less likely to tear and are more durable against dirt and debris brought into the car. These type of seat covers are protective from sun light and are flame retardant.

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