Upholstery fabrics made from polyester can withstand extremely heavy use. In this case the mesh knit front face is laminated to a tricot backing layer to produce a hard-wearing and colourful upholstery textile. Polyester fiber is light, durable and produced in bright colours. As well as being used for everyday consumer products, like sports apparel and clothing, it is utilised for industrial applications like ropes, netting and reinforcement for car tyres. It is used alongside aramid and carbon fibers to strengthen 3D thermal laminated lightweight racing sails.