Sintepon or holofiber - which is better? Application features and reviews
Holofiber, down, sintepon - what is better to use as a filler for a blanket, pillow or winter jacket? To understand this, you need to find out what each of these materials is.
Properties and features of fluff
Fluff, which is used as a filler, is obtained from ducks, geese. Down feathers help these birds to keep warm and free to float. This type of filler has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantages include hygroscopicity, lightness, breathability, low thermal conductivity and the ability not to fall into lumps. The downsides of downy products are that they become a habitat for dust mites, they can cause allergic reactions, some people are embarrassed by the fact that downy feathers are collected from live birds and even from chicks.
Synthetic successfully competes with natural filler: holofiber or synthetic winterizer. What is better to use from these two materials? Both belong to the category of nonwoven fabrics consisting of non-biological fiber. Let us consider in more detail the properties of each of them.
Characteristic of a synthetic winterizer
Synthetic cloth (abbreviated - synthetic winterizer) is made from multidirectional and unidirectional polyester fibers, which are obtained from molten thermoplastic - polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
Scientists from Great Britain synthesized synthetic winterizer in 1935, and six years later patented their unique invention.
Often this material is created from a mixture of polyester and natural (cotton, wool, bamboo) yarns obtained from waste fabric production. Hollow filaments in the form of a spiral spring intertwine with each other and form a flexible elastic structure, which has a number of specific advantages.
The advantages of sintepon
The material is able to retain heat for a long time. It is lightweight, does not deform when compressed, and quickly restores its shape, creates volume, does not absorb liquid, and dries quickly.
Methods for the manufacture of synthetic winterizer
The canvas is non-toxic and harmless with the exception of some varieties made by the adhesive method.
There are three ways in which fibers bind to each other.
- Thermal method involves the connection of fibers under high temperature.
- Needle punching method consists in mechanical interlacing of multidirectional fibers.
- Glue synthetic winterizer teach by fastening elements with a special emulsion.
The price at which the synthetic winterizer is sold speaks about its quality: the cheaper the material, the lower it is. The most environmentally attractive is a needle-shaped synthetic fabric.
More modern textiles are holofiber. Is it better to be content with a sintepon or this novelty when choosing a filler, insulation?
Specificity of holofiber
The best filler is the one in which more air is involved. It fills the empty spaces of the polyester filaments in the holofiber. The material is called so, precisely because of this property. The English phrase hollow fiber is translated as “hollow fiber”. The degree of torsion of hollow filaments in holofiber is higher than in padding polyester.The heated airspace inside and around them does not cool down for a long time. This fact will help decide which heater is better - a sintepon or holofiber.
The elements of hollow polyester are thermally bonded, fusing the heated fibers where they touch. It turns out a flexible three-dimensional composition, which is easily compressed and expanded. That's why holofiber keeps its shape.
Advantages of holofiber
The leader of the modern market of synthetic fillers has a set of interesting consumer properties:
1. Superb breathable, eliminating the possibility of stagnation.
2. Does not accept moisture, hygroscopicity of the material tends to zero.
3. Does not absorb odors.
4. Keeps dust particles on the surface, preventing them from penetrating inside.
5. Does not burn or spread flame.
6. It has high strength.
7. Easy to clean and does not shrink when washing.
8. It is completely harmless, therefore it is recommended as a heater for children's clothes, a filler for toys, bedding of babies.
Microbes do not favor holofiber or synthetic winterizer, which is best evidence of the superiority of these materials over natural fillers. Other advantages are their more affordable price and not at all burdensome care.
What synthetic filler to prefer for pillows and blankets
Sintepon or holofiber - what's best for a blanket? Both materials will be comfortable, warm and weightless "stuffing". However, if holofiber is flawless in terms of hypoallergenic qualities and completely non-toxic, cheap samples of a padding polyester can be extremely detrimental to health. The fact is that in the production of this canvas there is no definite standard; unscrupulous manufacturers from recycled materials - remelted plastic dishes and containers can make it. Do I need to talk about how this can affect the health of a person who has entrusted comfort and health to bed textiles?
Mattresses, pillows, blankets of synthetic winterizer wear out faster than made from its polyester "twin". Another reason to prefer holofiber is that its texture almost does not accumulate static electricity. Breathability and fluffiness, which are created by balls of one hundred percent polyester fiber, easily allow us to estimate what is better for a pillow: a synthetic winterizer or a holofiber.
Clothing with synthetic insulation
Non-biological materials, the properties of which we investigate, are actively used in the manufacture of outer clothing. Down-padded coats, overalls, winter hats and coats today can boast of warm and lightweight paddings that allow you to care for them without any particular hassle. Which filler is better - sintepon or holofiber? A set of successful consumer properties makes you prefer the latter.
Hollofiber perfectly combines the elasticity and heat capacity needed for clothing. As the best alternative to fluff, pure soft polyester fiber provides good ventilation and volume. Springy structure that holds the heated air, suitable for frost. In a jacket on a holofiber, you can not freeze at a temperature of -25 degrees Celsius, while a padding pad will not warm up if the thermometer drops below -10 ° C.
Kids need special care and concern, therefore, choosing accessories for them, you need to exercise wisdom and caution. When deciding which blanket is better - with a padding polyester or holofiber, you should pay attention to the hypoallergenic qualities of the canvas, as well as its safety and plasticity.A soft, fluffy duvet that is easy to wash and dry quickly is the ideal solution for a baby bed. And if the synthetic winterizer loses half of its volume when moistened, then its more modern “brother” perfectly tolerates washing, and also does not absorb liquids and sweat.
Supple and delicate material is especially good for children's things. A hollofiber romper can keep warm and at the same time can prevent overheating, which is very important when it comes to clothes for babies.
Caring for things with fluff and artificial fibers
Natural (having a bird feather as a filler) down jacket or synthetic winterizer, or hollofiber - which is better in terms of caring for a thing?
First of all, you should keep in mind the rules that are universal for cleaning any item with fluff or fiber insulation:
- Never soak the product for more than half an hour.
- Do not bleach a blanket, pillow or down jacket.
- Dry thing no more than 48 hours.
- When drying, ensure free air circulation.
- Check the care label on the product label and follow it.
It is usually possible to wash a thing with a natural or artificial filler at a relatively low temperature - 30-40 degrees Celsius.
Now consider the features of care for each material.
How to clean the product with downy filler
Experts advise to wash things filled with natural down only by hand. Detergents should be gentle and the water temperature should not exceed 30 ° C. Do not unscrew the item by removing it from the basin, but squeeze out the moisture slightly. To dry the product with natural down need to be in a horizontal position, spreading it on a sheet or on porous paper. It is necessary to take care that there are no unpleasant smells in the room where the thing dries up, because down will “willingly” absorb them. Blankets, pillows, jackets are better for drying close to the radiators, but not on them!
How to care for things containing synthetic fiber
You can wash the product on a holofiber or padding polyester in the car, but at low revs. As a detergent composition, a liquid agent is preferable than a powder. You can not squeeze out a washed item, hang a jacket on a hanger, and a blanket - just on a clothesline. The pillow can be placed on a horizontal grid.
If the synthetic winterizer has lost volume or has fallen down, after drying, it can be removed from the pillow or blanket and combed with a special puhoderka.The jacket filler can be straightened and re-quilted from the wrong side of the product.
We reviewed the basic properties of materials, the choice is yours. Deciding what is best - a sintepon or holofiber, will also help consultants in retail outlets, where you go shopping.