The efficient mixing together of various lots of fibres, which may be of different properties i.e. fibre type, fibre length, diameter, colour in order to produce a consistent homogenous mass which is regular and consistent in all its properties.
During the blending process fibres pass through opening machines which separate the fibre staples and remove loose dirt/contaminants. Lubricants are then added via an atomizer. The lubricant is added to facilitate fibre movement without excessive fibre damage.
The wool is then taken to mixing chambers and layered to ensure good mixing before being pneumatically moved to the fearnought picker machine where final blending and opening is carried out.
HAINSWORTH FABRICS ON PARADE AT CORONATION FESTIVAL AS THEY WERE AT THE CORONATION 60 YEARS AGO
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