Scrunch it, clean it - without any wear and wrinkles. Thats what polyester became famous for. Polyester was the cloth of choice in a changing overall economy of swiftness, efficiency and convenience. If the meals industry produced fries and coke, the textile industry supplemented it with Polyester - quick, cheap and easy. It was W. H. Carothers who discovered that alcohols and carboxyl acids could be efficiently mixed to build fibres. Carothers was working for duPont at that time and regrettably when he learned Nylon, polyester took a back chair. Carother's imperfect research had not advanced to investigating the polyester shaped from blending ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. It was British researchers - Whinfield and Dickson who copyrighted Family pet or PETE in 1941.