Polymers having ester linkage are called Polyesters. They are prepared by the condensation polymerization of dicarboxylic acids with diols.
Polyester is a type of synthetic fibre is obtained from coal, water, air and petroleum. It is made from repeating units of a chemical known as esters.
Uses of polyester
Listed below are few uses of polyester
- Polyesters are extensively used in clothing fabrics.
- Polyester is used in the production of many home furnishing materials such as bedsheets, curtains, blankets, and pillowcases.
- Polyesters are also used in the manufacture of dielectric films that are used in capacitors.