Fabrics Database - Wool & acrylic blends
Summaries for Wool & acrylic blends
Key: Centre (0) Bad Outer (6) Good
Characteristics / options defined by the above graphs are proportionally represented and approximate, and are only intended as a guide. As such they do not represent any industry standards. Among other things, fabric construction and weight will influence the perceived ranking.
Data Sheet for Wool & acrylic blends
Natural fibre/synthetic fibre blend. The blend combines the thermal properties of both fibres, being able to provide bulk that can enhance thepotential insulation. As with all blends the properteis will be influenced by the composition.
More stable than wool. The presence of the acrylic fibre will help to stabilise the dimensional stability of the fabrics. The effect will depend on the blend ratio, the higher the level of acrylic fibre the lower the amount of shrinkage is likely to be.
Resistance to pilling
Generally used in knitwear.
End of life Possibilities
Cost scope (economic impact)
Common trade names
Oakdene Hollins Limited, 2018 for the CRR Uniform Reuse Project www.uniformreuse.co.uk
The rationale behind the study has been to provide a means whereby current and potential fibres/fabrics for use in the corporate clothing sector, can be compared. Any such comparison will be dependent on a multitude of factors that will influence the choice. Although application is the foremost factor that will be influencing the material selection, service life and cost will also play an important role.
The information contained within the following data sheets is an attempt to draw together some of the salient points that may be of interest at the specification and design stage without trying to be exhaustive.
De Montfort University produces these data on the fibres/fabric groups and blends on a non exhaustive basis. De Montfort University therefore makes no representation, express or implied that any of the fibres/fabric groups or blends will be unaffected by other treatments or processes. Users of these data must address the possibility of any health and safety issues that may arise personally.