How are the feathers on our down products collected and processed?


  Goose, duck body, neck, tail, wings and tibia, tail hair, processing and disinfection can be made into soft, elastic, good heat preservation and cold resistance down. The benefits are high. Next, the editor of the down factory will take you to explain how to collect feathers.

  1. Feather and Down Collection: There are two methods of manual collection. One is wet pulling. The slaughtered geese and ducks are blanched in hot water at about 70°C for 2-3 minutes, and then plucked.

The water temperature should not be too high, and the immersion time should not be too long, so as to prevent the fluff from protruding and shrinking, and the color will be dull. The second is dry pulling. After slaughtering geese and ducks, the hair is grabbed before the body temperature cools down, so as to maintain the original color and quality.

  2. Cleaning and storage: The collected feathers should be cleaned in time, otherwise they are prone to discoloration, mildew or even rot.

How to clean: Wash the collected wet and dry feathers once or twice with warm water to remove dust, dirt and grime. Then spread it thinly on the mat and let it dry in the sun. To prevent the wind, it can be covered with black cloth or emery cloth.

After drying, put it in a muslin bag, tie it tightly and store it in a ventilated and dry place for later use.

  3. Treatment: Use soapy water at 60-70°C, add a small amount of soda ash to clean and degrease, then rinse with water. Note that the water temperature should not be too hot or too hot.

Dry in time after drying or washing. Place the cleaned and defatted feathers in a muslin bag, tie them up, place them on the steamer drawer, and steam for 30-40 minutes, then remove. Steam again the next day in the same way.

Place the sterilized feathers in a muslin bag and let dry.

  For the quilt filling, you can take 3 parts feather and 7 parts down and mix them together. As stuffing for clothes, you usually use down; as stuffing for pillows, you can take 6 parts feather and 4 parts down.

  The above is all about the feather factory, thank you for your understanding and support!


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