What Are Faux-Fur Throw Blankets Generally Made Of?


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The most common fibres used for faux fur blankets are synthetic fibres, such as acrylics, modacrylics and polyester. Other common materials for faux fur are silk, cotton, wool and mohair. Faux fur blankets may also contain rayon polyester and nylon.

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Textile technology allows faux fur blankets to look exactly like the real furs they mimic. Many blankets will include several component fibres bound together. Combining cotton or wool with polypropylene can create the backing of faux fur in which other fibres are placed. Natural fibres enhance the look and feel of the faux fur material. Acrylic is a derivative chemical of coal, air, water, petroleum, and limestone. Modacrylic is the end product of a reaction between vinyl chloride monomers and acrylonitrile. Acrylics and modacrylic blankets are lightweight and resistant to heat, dirt and mildew.

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