That beloved 85/15 acrylic/polyester blended yarn, aka the 85/15 acrylic/poly mix, acrylic/poly blend, or just acrylic poly combo, pairs 85% acrylic fiber against 15% polyester fiber.
That beloved 85/15 acrylic/polyester blended yarn, aka the 85/15 acrylic/poly mix, acrylic/poly blend, or just acrylic poly combo, pairs 85% acrylic fiber against 15% polyester fiber. In demand throughout South America, especially Brazil, the 85/15 blend marries acrylic’s softness, sheen, and durability with polyester’s wrinkle resistance, shape retention, and stretch. Uniting the best qualities of both synthetics, 85/15 acrylic/poly yarn knits into hardwearing, machine-washable items retaining their form and color even after countless spins through the laundry. Tiny tweaks like 86/14 acrylic/poly happen, but make zilch practical difference. Sometimes polyester gets subbed for PBT, upping fabric performance. Four-season sweaters, comfy and carefree, often spring from the needles knitted with 85/15 acrylic/poly yarn. Widely used as a sweater yarn raw material in Brazil and beyond, 85/15 acrylic/poly suits knitters seeking a soft, resilient, easy-care yarn.
In Salud Style, we specialize in producing high quality blended yarns, with a focus on 85% acrylic 15% polyester blends. This versatile yarn, sometimes called 85/15, combines the benefits of both fibers into an affordable, easy-care option perfect for knit and woven fabrics. Compared to 100% acrylic, the addition of polyester gives 85/15 more strength and durability. Compared to 100% polyester, the acrylic component lends softness, flexibility, colorfastness and resistance to pilling. Read on to learn more about the properties, manufacturing, uses and care of this popular textile fiber blend.
Some key advantages of 85/15 yarn include:
The process starts with the production of the individual acrylic and polyester fibers. Acrylic fiber is made from a liquid chemical blend that is extruded through spinnerets to form long filament fibers. Polyester fiber is made through a melt spinning process where polyethylene terephthalate polymer is melted and extruded.
The long continuous fibers are then cut into shorter staple lengths. The acrylic and polyester staple fibers are intimately blended in a 85/15 ratio by weight. The blended fibers are then carded to arrange them into parallel orientation.
The carded fibers are drawn into roving which is fed into the spinning frame. Here the roving is further drawn, twisted and wound onto spindles, transforming the mass of fibers into a continuous yarn.
The yarn is then wound onto cones ready for knitting, weaving or other textile production. Additional finishes may be applied to enhance properties like shrinkage control or flame retardancy.
Here is some information about a blended yarn factory.
The versatility of 85 acrylic/15 polyester makes it suitable for a wide range of end uses including:
85/15 offers an optimal balance of properties at an affordable price point compared to other fiber blends such as:
For budget-conscious projects with demanding performance needs across a range of textile applications, 85/15 is hard to beat. It’s much cheaper than wool yarn!
Salud Style has a wool yarn factory in China. We use high-quality materials to produce cone wool yarn for the international textile market. We have strong cooperations with well-known woolen garment manufacturers and the armies of some countries. Besides, we own a dyeing factory for wool yarn dyeing, which allows us to 100% ensure the quality.
Product quality is always our top concern, our factory introduces the spinning equipment without knotting joint, so that the high-grade, light and smooth wool yarn can obtain an excellent quality of finished product and wear performance. Therefore, we supply large quantities of high-quality wool yarn to the military textile mills of several countries all year round.
The cone wool yarn is widely used in the woolen product manufacturing industry and the winter clothes manufacturer.
Here are some top tips for getting the best results when knitting, weaving or sewing with 85/15:
When preparing 85/15 yarn for fabric production, here are some recommendations:
The easy-care properties of 85/15 fabrics make them simple to launder and maintain:
Following these simple care instructions will help 85/15 items maintain their good looks and performance.
With both fibers produced globally, quality 85/15 blended yarns can be sourced from:
Work closely with suppliers to ensure specifications match your manufacturing needs including proper fiber ratios, yarn counts, quality control and compliance certifications. Request samples to determine factors like hand feel, sewing performance and dye uptake before committing to large orders.
Salud Style is a 85 Acrylic 15 Polyester Yarn manufacturer in China, which can provide high-quality acrylic polyester yarn at the best price.
As a widely produced textile fiber, 85/15 blended yarn is readily available from most major yarn suppliers. Pricing will vary based on:
On average, expect to pay $2-5 per kg for commodity medium counts from Asia. For specialty fine counts used in high-end apparel, pricing can reach $15 per kg and beyond. Lead times range from stock availability for commodity counts to 8-12 weeks for customized orders.
Learn more about the FAQs if you are new to importing textile yarn.
Some newer developments making 85/15 even more useful include:
We continuously evaluate new 85/15 innovations that can translate into better value and performance for our customers.
Looking ahead, 85 acrylic 15 polyester yarn has an exciting future in textiles. As sustainability and performance become more important, this versatile blended yarn allows for recycled content and enhanced properties. Expect ongoing innovation in moisture wicking, stretch, stain resistance, durability and more. Advances in nanotechnology and polymer science will unlock new capabilities. The ability to customize and engineer yarns for specific applications will grow.
New spinning and extrusion methods will improve efficiency and capabilities. Automation reduces costs and scrap. Computer-aided design streamlines development. Demand for blends like 85/15 will increase as more products require synthetic/natural hybrids. Polyester and acrylic remain staples, but more recycled content will be introduced. Suppliers able to offer wide ranges of custom 85/15 yarns will thrive. Smarter dyeing and finishing will reduce waste and energy use. The future is bright for 85 acrylic 15 polyester in apparel, home furnishings, outdoor gear and industrial textiles!
Our 85/15 yarn enabled a leading athleticwear brand to create moisture-wicking performance tops 30% lighter than previous versions. By engineering the polyester for capillary action and adding acrylic for quick-drying, we created their ideal blend. The company saw sales jump double digits in the first year!
For a hotel chain, we developed a plush decorative throw able to withstand 50 industrial laundry cycles. Our trick was balancing the softness of acrylic with the durability of polyester, while enhancing pilling resistance. Guest satisfaction scores for the rooms went up an average of 15%!
A specialty fabric company had trouble with wrinkling in their retail display signage. Our 85/15 yarn’s ability to hold creases and shapes helped resolve the issue. The fabric now maintains a crisp, smooth presentation even in humid environments. They credit our yarn engineering for a 20% lift in sales!
Issue: Pilling and fuzzing
Solution: Scrutinize fiber quality and blending, tighten ginning and spinning, maximize twist.
Issue: Snagging and frizzing
Solution: Ensure adequate lubrication during processing, optimize polymer extrusion and spinning.
Issue: Color bleeding and fading
Solution: Use proper dye selection and processes, maximize dispersion, consider solution dyeing.
Issue: Fabric distortion or creasing
Solution: Optimize yarn and fabric finishing, consider heat-set treatments.
Issue: Poor wash durability
Solution: Adjust blend ratio and select polymers judiciously, engineer fiber cohesion and bonding.
Consider the fabric quality and properties you want: Softness, sheen, stretch, weight, durability, stain resistance? Start there, then think about:
Collaborate with your yarn supplier early in the process to get the 85/15 that’s perfect for YOUR product!
Proper transportation and storage will protect quality and minimize waste – ask us how we can help!
Today’s eco-conscious consumers want to know more about what goes into textiles. Get ahead of the curve by marketing the sustainability benefits of your 85/15 acrylic polyester products:
But also be sure to talk about 85/15 performance benefits like moisture wicking, shape retention, fade resistance and easy care. With the right messaging, your customers will feel good about buying!
Several respected certifications confirm sustainability and product standards:
Ask your suppliers to provide certified yarns. Promote relevant labels and standards to commercial buyers and consumers. Proper certification demonstrates your corporate responsibility. Click the link to learn the certifications of Salud Style.
Indicators of quality 85/15 acrylic polyester yarn include:
Let us help procure the finest 85 acrylic 15 polyester yarns for your textile project’s needs! Contact us to learn more.
This blend combines the softness and flexibility of acrylic with the strength and durability of polyester. The result is an affordable, easy-care yarn with great performance capabilities.
Common uses include apparel like sweaters and socks, home textiles like blankets and upholstery, and industrial applications like awnings and rope. The blend works well for many end uses.
The blend optimizes the best attributes of both fibers. It is softer than 100% polyester and more durable than 100% acrylic. The blend also lends itself to custom engineering for enhanced properties.
The 85/15 ratio offers the optimal balance of softness, durability, low static, easy care and affordability. Millions of pounds are produced globally each year.
Yes, the blend resists pilling and holds color well. With proper ginning and spinning, pilling can be minimized. Solution dyeing also enhances fade resistance.
We are delighted to announce that Salud Style will be participating in the upcoming International Textile and Apparel Procurement Exhibition, which will take place from September 12nd to 14th, 2023, in São Paulo, Brazil. You are welcome to visit us at Booth H11 in the Brazil Sao Paulo PRO MAGNO Exhibition Center. We look forward to seeing you there!
Exhibition address: Avenida Professora lda Kolb, 513 – Jardim das Laranjeiras, Sao Paulo – SP – 02518-000 / Brasil