How Are Microfiber Towels Made?
As you can see to the right, each strand of fiber is actually a combination of Polyamide and Polyester, bringing together two of the best cleaning solutions into one unique strand. This gives it special properties that no other towel or cleaning cloth can compete with.
What Is Microfiber?
Microfiber is a synthetic yarn that is approximately 0.2 denier; 1/20th the diameter of a strand of silk, and 100 times finer than a human hair. Most microfiber is a blend of polyester and polyamide. The polyester, which typically accounts for 70% or more of the fabric blend, is what primarily provides the scrubbing and cleaning action, while the polyamide primarily
provides the absorbency and quick drying characteristics. The ultra fine yarn can be used to make non-woven, woven, and knit fabrics in a wide variety of configurations for various cleaning needs.
How Is Microfiber Used?
Microfiber textiles are typically finished as cleaning towels, mops, mitts and sponges. Depending on their construction they can be designed to be used wet (but not too wet!), or dry, and on many different types of surfaces.
One of the major advantages of cleaning with microfiber is the minimization or elimination of cleaning chemicals. In fact, cleaning with microfiber without chemicals and detergents is more effective, because excess surfactants, which attract dirt, are not left on the surface.