What is Mixing in Textile? | What is Blending in Textile? | Importance of Mixing and Blending in Blow Room | Mixing and Blending Difference
Definition of Mixing:
When same kind but different grades of fibres are mixed together then it is termed as mixing.
Definition of Blending:
When different types of fibers (it may be equal or nearly equal graded) are mixed together are within a particular ration then the mixture is known s blending.
Nylon + cotton = Blending
Polyester + nylon = Blending
|Mixing Vs Blending in Spinning
Objects of Mixing and Blending in Spinning:
Various objects of mixing and blending have discussed in the following:
Blending and mixing influences the reduction of the final product through blend composition, availability of fiber quality and inherent fiber properly variations.
2. Processing performances:
It helps in processing of the below processes:
Mixing and blending influences the process performances of carding through control of nep level variation, waste level variation, fly, roving twist variation, machine adjustment and static electricity formation.
Mixing and blending influences the processing performances of spinning through control of yarn twist variation, machine adjustment and end breakage etc.
- Warping and weaving:
Mixing and blending influences the processing performance of warping and weaving through control of end breakage and machine adjustment etc.
- Dyeing and finishing:
It influences the behaviors of dyeing and finishing through control of shrinkage variation and dye effects etc.
- Functional properties:
It influences the below properties:
a. Physical properties:
It influences to increase textile and tear strength, abrasion resistance, elasticity and strength etc.
b. Aesthetic properties:
It influences to increase lusture, cover, appearance and color etc.
c. Subjective properties:
It increases comfort and the characteristics like abrasion resistance, handling and stretch etc.
Comparison Between Mixing and Blending in Blow Room:
Here, same kind but different grades of fibre mixed together.
Here, equal or nearly equal graded of fibre are mixed together within a definite ratio.
There is no particular ratio of fibers to mix with each other.
There must be a particular ratio of fibers to mix with each other.
It is costly process.
It is cheap process than mixing.
Low graded cotton + high graded cotton = Mixing
35% polyester + 65% cotton = Blending