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Development of alpaca artificial fur fabric

Nov 18/2022 / news / Author: DongJing

Throughout history, men and women have worn fur in many different ways. Today, synthetic analogues of animal fur are used in place of real fur in clothing. These synthetic analogs are easier to care for and more durable. They are also available in a variety of colors. They can be used as an accent to clothing or as a clothing design.
Originally, alpaca faux fur fabrics were made from the hair of the South American mammal alpaca. This fur is usually gray, tan or brown in color. However, it is difficult to make realistic fur. In the mid-1950s, new textile manufacturing techniques were developed and improved faux fur was introduced to the market. These new faux furs are mass produced to ensure they are of higher quality. Eventually, acrylic polymers replaced alpaca. These polymers are easier to color and texture, bulkier to mimic animal fur, and can be made into fire-resistant materials.
Today, there are many different types of faux fur. Each type has its own characteristics and is designed to replicate the look of animal fur. The first types of faux fur were gray or tan and made from alpaca. Later, the fur industry developed acrylic polymers as an alternative. These polymers are easier to texture, bulky to mimic animal fur, are less expensive, and can be made into fire-resistant materials. As an alternative, synthetic analogues of animal fur were developed, and in limited quantities.