The previous articles talked about the characteristics and maintenance methods of various fabrics, so today we will talk about what blended fabrics are like.
Blending, as the name suggests, generally means that yarn is blended from two or more components, so that it has the advantages of both components, and the proportion of the components can be adjusted to obtain more of one of the components. characteristic. For example, polyester and cotton blends, also known as TC cloth, have the advantages of having the appearance and feel of pure cotton cloth, weakening the chemical fiber luster and feel of polyester cloth, and improving the grade and tearing strength of the fabric. Compared with Cotton fabric is more solid and durable. Since polyester is dyed at high temperature, the color fastness is also higher than that of cotton fabric.
Similarly, blending with other components can also bring into play their respective advantages to achieve some functionality, comfort or economy. requirements.
Like cotton + spandex, in the previous article we said that the biggest feature of spandex is that it has very good elasticity. How good is it? If you wear a 100% cotton dress, you may feel it is a little too small or too tight, but with 5% spandex inside, a small elephant can be stuffed into the dress that is too small. Like some slim-fitting leggings, they look small and hard to put on at first glance, but they are very elastic and can fit in no matter how much flesh you have. Cotton + spandex, combining the advantages of these two fabrics, can make the clothes have the breathability and skin-friendliness of cotton, and the elasticity of spandex, and there are no obvious shortcomings. If I must say it, it lacks skinny texture and wears it. Relatively slim.
You should be familiar with nylon. Its biggest advantage is wear resistance. Its wear resistance ranks first among all kinds of fabrics. It is not only the best choice for down jackets and mountaineering clothing, but it is also often blended or interwoven with other fabrics. In order to improve the strength and fastness of the fabric, the durability of cotton is relatively poor. If nylon is added to the fabric, the fastness of the fabric will be enhanced, and nylon has good corrosion resistance and insect resistance, so it can be maintained during maintenance. It doesn’t take much effort.
If you want to know about other blended fabrics, you can first learn about the characteristics of various fabrics.