I’m a felter at heart, so, like you, I love wool. I love its softness, its textures and its warmth. You know that smell when you’re wet felting? I adore that too ? (and I bet I’m not alone).
But wool is even more than that. It’s a wonder fiber created by Nature.
So, if you like to understand how things work and you’re a bit of a geek like me, I think you’ll enjoy today’s video.
Because of the structure of its fiber, wool is naturally flame resistant. That’s why it’s an excellent fiber when it comes to fire safety.
Of the commonly used textile fibers, wool is recognized as the most flame resistant. Here are some of its particular properties, when it comes to fire:
- It has a very high ignition temperature of around 600° C
- It needs a high oxygen level to sustain combustion
- It releases a low amount of heat energy when it burns
- It doesn’t melt nor stick when it burns
- And it’s self-extinguishing
So, this is why wool blankets are recommended for extinguishing small ﬁres, and why wool is used to protect firemen, military and anyone exposed to fire or explosives. Wool’s attributes can actually make it a lifesaver.
Still wondering what makes wool so special?
Then stay tuned to learn more about this wonder fiber.
Talk to you soon!
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