Why we use polyester for the ground

 Technically, Raschel knitted blankets are divided into the pile and the ground.


 Due to the nature of the material, we use polyester yarn for the ground.

 There are two reasons for this choice.

 (1) Keeping the pile from coming off

 (2) Giving the blanket strength and stiffness.

 (1) Keeping the pile from coming off

  The ground is divided into a looped "chain yarn" and an "insertion yarn" that supports the former. The pile yarn passes through the loop of the chain yarn.


  One of the characteristics of polyester is that it shrinks with the application of heat. When polyester with higher shrinkage than normal is steamed at 100℃, its loop shrinks, resulting in a tighter pile that is difficult to pull out.

Photo: Enlarged photo of the ground

 (2) Giving the blanket strength and stiffness.

  Second, polyester is stronger than other fibers, enabling the production of a long-lasting blanket that is also suitable for business use.


  Polyester itself has some stiffness. Thus, by incorporating it in the ground, it can produce a flexible, highly drapeable blanket when bent.

Photo: The ground taken up on the beam