What is 600d Polyester?
When fabric is labeled 600d Polyester, it is a reference to the denier or fineness of the material’s fiber. Denier is used to evaluate nylon, silk, polyester and some other artificial fibers. The denier number refers to the weight in grams of 9,000 meters of the fiber in question. Fibers with lower denier numbers are finer than those with high numbers, and fibers with higher numbers are stronger. However, it is not possible to measure denier across fabrics. In other words, while a 600d polyester fabric is stronger than a 450d polyester fabric, it is not as strong as a 450d nylon fabric, because nylon is inherently a stronger fiber than polyester.
Which is better, nylon or polyester?
Nylon and Polyester both have qualities that are desirable for various uses. To determine which fabric is best used for what, one needs to know what the qualities of each fabric are.
Characteristics of Nylon
Nylon is softer and stronger than polyester. It is used by the military to make tents, parachutes and rope, and it is also a common component in carpet. While the fabric is synthetic, durable, and resists stretching – it can and does wrinkle very well, although it is easy to maintain from day to day. One interesting and annoying feature of Nylon is that it can snag and run if its not properly structured. This can be seen in the damage that can happen to wo
Characteristics of Polyester
Polyester is more abrasion resistant and water-resistant than nylon, absorbs and holds color better making it fade resistant. Polyester is more often used in clothing, particularly athletic clothing. And as a synthetic fabric, 600d Polyester is much more durable, stretch and wrinkle resistant when compared to other alternatives, and is easy to maintain from day to day.