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The Introduction of Blankets

BY: Mery Smith | Category: Health | Submitted: 2010-08-21 10:10:10
 
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According to the change in market demands, people are continuing to study the structure of their products. Blankets are now changing from their mono grade use to diversified, from the tradition to versatile and in an increasing substantiated position.

Blankets is a common bedding stuff, used in beds, like quilts do, to keep body warm, relatively thinner. It is made of animal fibers (wool, alpaca, bison down, mohair, cashmere wool, llamas wool, camel hair, angora rabbit hair, yak hair) or, chemical fibers (acrylic fiber, viscose fiber), and some, mixture of both, chemical and animal fibers.

Blankets are of double-sided lint, or plush, longer ones, used to keep body warm while sleeping. They can also used as bedspread, tapestry, or wall carpets for decoration, There are three main types of blankets, namely, pure wool blanket, blended yarn blanket, and chemical fiber blanket. According to the way of weaving, there are organic weaving, tufted weaving, warp knitting, needling, loop bonding etc. Patterns on the blanket can be categorized into jacquard weave, textile printing, shads, two-tone suit, stripes, checks etc.

Blankets can be summarized as suede, upright or raised pile, nap down, grounder, water wave mark. Blankets have higher elasticity and better in keeping warm, of more endurable texture. Blankets are mostly used in bed to preserve body heat, as bed spread, or tapestry for decorative purposes. They also have different appearances; some with rich curly suede surface, while others with stand firm floss with the touch of velvet on upright pile, still many other styles such as long villas in the same direction, caracole grounder shaped, and irregular rippled splay mark. There are also countless patterns to go with various colors, with geometrical patterns, flowering plants, landscapes, or animals. The edges of blankets are usually fringed to make it more lasting and appealing.

Blankets with rich and think floss on the surface can be used as bedding drapery to keep warm, as bed spread or tapestry for decoration on the walls. There are three main types of blankets, pure wool blankets, blended blankets, and chemical fiber blankets.

The first type use semi botany wool, using 2-5 metric count thick yarns for cross weaving, or fine yarns of wool, cotton, chemical fiber as longitudes, and thicker yarns for latitudes in weaving. Diagonal and broken twill two fold latitude weaving, satin latitude two fold weaving, and tandem junction double layered diagonal weaving. The product should undergo the processes of milling soft nap fine hair and fluffing fuzz on both sides. The average weight of a blanket is between 2-3 kilos. As in blended weaving of blankets, 30-50... of viscose fiber will be used and sometimes also blended with recycled wool to save production cost. In artificial fiber blankets, acrylic fiber is the most common type used, with bright color and soft texture and lighter in weight. There are two types of making blankets, one by machine weaving, and the other by hand knitting. For the former, there are the conventional type of weaving machine, and the napping type, more sophisticated.

For the latter, knitting, there are warp knitting. The napping type and the stitch knitting type of blankets get their suede/matte by cutting, they have smooth surface with upright fluff, soft texture and elastic, thus have higher quality and marketing value. Besides fluffing fluff, the final processing includes steaming, combing, clutching, ironing, trimming/snipping or grinding. Blankets also have different outlooks/appearances; some with rich curly suede surface, while others with stand firm floss/down with the touch of velvet on raised pile, still many other styles such as long villas in the same direction, caracole grounder shaped, and irregular rippled splay mark. There are also countless patterns to go with various colors, with geometrical patterns, flowering plants, landscapes, or animals. The edges of blankets are usually fringed to make it more lasting and appealing.

Everyone needs a blanket. And what better way to promote your business or commemorate a special event than with a custom embroidered blanket.


People are chasing the target of modernization. To select an ideal blanket is now an important task. If you are interested to find a website with complete listing, www.budgetblankets.com will be your answer and a harvest is promised.

About Author / Additional Info:
Mery Smith has been writing articles online for nearly 3 years now. He has many more blankets experience. If you need plush blankets sharing, you can see our page http://www.budgetblankets.com.

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