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A lady went to the market to buy a blanket. The shopkeeper showed her blankets made of acrylic fibres as well as made of wool. She preferred to buy an acrylic blanket. Can you guess why?


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Acrylic fibres:

  • Acrylic fibres are synthetic fibres.
  • Their comonomers are vinyl acetate or methyl acrylate.

Advantages of acrylic fibres:

  • Acrylic blankets are cheap, light in weight, more durable, and available in a variety of colours and designs. They can be easily washed at home.
  • They are a petroleum-based product, therefore, it has high sustainability.
  • Another benefit of acrylic yarn is pest resistance as it is a synthetic fibre, and it is impossible for moth larvae to digest it. Acrylic and nylon are synthetic fibres frequently found in yarn.
  • Nylon adds durability and is often offered at a lower cost than yarn derived from natural fibres.
  • It is usually blended with natural wool fibres or used to mimic wool not for its properties, but for manufacturers to save money on the cost of materials.

Thus, due to its durability and cost efficiency, the lady preferred an acrylic blanket.


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