Acrylic Complete Guide: Raw Material of Knitted Items

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Acrylic Complete Guide

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As is known, we wear knitted items for keeping warm, such as hats, scarves, and gloves. Especially in cold places, they used them more frequently. For example, in Russia, their winter is really long and cold, so these items become a necessity. May be same important with the daily items.

Do you know what this material is, and what advantages of this material, now let’s focus on this to deeply analyze its advantage and disadvantage?

Firstly, we should know this material is called ” Acrylic”. It is really widely used in clothes and accessories. Now let’s talk about its strength.

At first fight sight, you will see the acrylic is just a ball of string. Yes, it is plain and pure color before the process. But we can do a lot to make it different.

Advantage of Acrylic

  • Elastic:

Acrylic is much like wool, but the elastic is much better than wool. At 20% elongation, the rebound rate can also remain at around 65%

  • Intensity:

The strength of the acrylic fabric is higher than wool. At present, the strength of the acrylic fiber is about 22.1~48.5cN/dtex, while wool is about 1 to 2.5 times lower than acrylic fabric.

  • Warmth:

Acrylic fabric is better to warm than wool, acrylic fiber shape is fluffy and curly, and hand feeling is very soft, so the warmth is much better than wool fabric, once it has a name called  “synthetic wool”.

  • Resistance:

Acrylic has excellent resistance to the sun. Sun resistance is one times stronger than wool. If put the acrylic to the sun it just has little effect on the performance of the fabric itself. The experiments show that the items made of acrylic fabric exposure to the sun for a year, and their strength is only reduced by less than 20%, It shows how practical it is.

  • Acid resistance:

Products made of acrylic fabric are generally not afraid of acid invasion, acid resistance, oxidation resistance and general organic solvent performance are very good.

  • Weight:

Acrylic fabric is very light, so when you wear the production, you will not feel constrained. When you touch this material, it is really friendly to your skin.

Acrylic fiber is very flexible in color and process operation.

  • Color:

As its prototype is white and plain. You can dye any color you want in small quantities. Such as 5-10 kilos. It can make 100 -200pcs hat just pay for small vat charge. So it is widely accepted in different markets.

  • Artwork in acrylic:

We can make any embroidery on this material, can make flat embroidery, towel embroidery, or 3D embroidery, you can choose whatever you like. Also, we can make the print on this material. Rubber print is more used, and the effect is obvious. And if you want a more interesting print on it, you can choose water print, it seems to be better quality. And match with the customer who is brand market. In European countries, embroidery is much more popular. As for women’s design, they always make simple words like” bad day”,” bad girl”, or maybe a flower. for men’s design, they prefer to keep plain or just some letter like” wow”. For kids, they even have the more interesting design of embroideries like rainbow, cat, or eyes, and with more bright colors, so embroidery really has a big room to process, and its cost is acceptable.

All the above is the advantage of this material, now let’s talk about some disadvantages.

Disadvantage Itself

Water absorption of acrylic is relatively poor and easy to stain, when you wear it, you will feel stuffy.  In addition, it has poor alkaline resistance. If alkaline cleaning products are used in washing, the acrylic fabric will become soft.

So in total, we have already know the details of acrylic, now we should know, what this material is for, in the beginning, I have already told, most people use this for clothes and accessories. Accessories such as hats, scarf snood, and gloves. So when you are just looking for these kinds of products, you will know the details after reading this article.

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