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What is "Blends" - Definition & Explanation

Combining of two or more types of staple fibers in one yarn to achieve color mixtures such as heather, unusual dyeing variations, or better performance characteristics. Blends of natural and man-made fibers are more important today than ever before and their number is virtually limitless.
Two or more fibers combined in one fabric to bring out the best qualities of each. Example: In a cotton/polyester blend, cotton supplies softness and breath ability; polyester supplies strength and easy-care advantages. Usually referred to by two numbers such as 60/40, with each number representing the percentage of each fiber present in the yarn.
Two or more types of staple fibers in one yarn to achieve color mixtures, unusual dyeing variations, or better preformance characteristics. The most common blend is cotton and polyester.
To mix different kinds or grades of cotton FIBERS to produce YARN possessing characteristics that could not be obtained from any one of the cottons if used alone.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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