The main characteristics of the feather and down of the water bird mantle used in our fillings are:

The weight of a block of down is 3 mg; that of feather 30 mg.

Softness to the touch, supports a pressure up to 80,000 times its weight.

The feathers employed allow the dispersion of water vapour, just as they do on the bird. The raw feathers, obtained from the mantle of birds bred on farms using highly technological production processes, undergo a processing that guarantees maximum hygiene, a high standard of quality and maximum safety to the consumer; there are six principal processing phases: removal of dust , washing, spin-drying, drying, cooling and selection.

A feather consists of a shaft bearing, on each side, a series of barbs that bear barbules – forming the vane of the feather.

The shaft is divided into two parts: the calamus or quill, directly inserted into the skin, and the barbules that originate from it.

The down, the noblest part of the plumage, develops under the wings, on the stomach, and on the neck of aquatic birds; it is absent in land birds.

Down has neither shaft nor vane; it is in the form of flock with a calamus (quill) from which the barbules originate.

In making cushions, Imbofil uses the best cotton tissues (OEKO-TEX certified) to satisfy ecological requirements and safeguard human health.

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