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POLYESTER... THE GOOD AND THE NOT SO GOOD NEWS?An experienced retailer associate asked me to explain why polyester quilts and pillows are so popular, and secondly, what do the terms "microloft", "microsoft" and "microdenier" mean. She was surprised by my answer. In this post I would like to discuss the realities of polyester fibre, its positive and negative attributes and its performance in bedding products.Firstly, what is polyester?Polyester is a chemically engineered synthetic textile fibre manufactured by extruding a liquid chemical polymer made from ethyelen..
If you are looking to buy a new quilt, the warmth of a particular bed quilt, duvet, doona or comforter compared to another quilt is often a fairly vague and personal subjective assessment. In fact, a bed quilt can be accurately measured for its relative warmth and assigned with a Tog rating which is a European industry standard, however, it is almost unknown in Australia/New Zealand or Asia.Exactly what are the Tog ratings of bed quilts? A Tog is a measure of the thermal resistance (warmth) of a quilt as measured under the UK Standard 5335:1991The Tog rating is an expression of th..
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