Top Quality USA Made Microfiber Towels
Why use genuine Microfiber products:
• Clean with less effort than traditional cleaning methods.
• Reduce the need for additional, sometimes harmful, chemicals.
• Are more ergonomic than traditional cleaning solutions, preventing stress and injury.
• Last hundreds of washings when cared for properly.
• Absorb 7 times their weight in liquid.
• Are hypoallergenic.
What is Microfiber?
For cleaning products, microfiber is usually a blend of polyester and polyamide (nylon) and is defined as any fiber that is 1 denier or less.
A Denier is a measurement of fineness equal to a unit of fiber weighing one gram for each 9000 meters. To put that into perspective, microfiber is approximately 1/100th the diameter of a human hair and 1/20th the diameter of a strand of silk, and there are approximately 200,000 fibers in one square inch of a microfiber towel.
High Quality microfiber used for cleaning is often 0.5 denier or smaller, which creates a lot of surface area to quickly and easily absorb liquid or hold dust and dirt.
For microfiber to be effective as a cleaning product it has to be split microfiber.
In higher quality cleaning textiles, the fiber is split during the manufacturing process to produce more spaces for absorption within each fiber. Lower quality microfiber cleaning products are not split. Microfiber that is not split is used in clothing, furniture and other applications because it’s designed to be soft, not absorbent. If you were to look at a cross section of split microfiber it would look like an asterisk. It’s the split fiber working in conjunction with the space between the split fibers that does the work, picking up and holding the dust and dirt and absorbing liquid. When water is added to the towel or duster it helps loosen the dirt on the cleaning surface, allowing it to be scrubbed off the surface object being cleaned. The edges on each fiber created during the splitting process act like squeegees, scraping up the dust and dirt while the open space between the splits hold it. The attributes of split microfiber discussed above make it a true “green” cleaning product, enabling you to clean effectively without any added chemicals, protecting your health and the environment.
In addition to the open spaces in the fibers created during the splitting process, microfiber is also an effective cleaning tool because the fibers are positively charged. Dirt and dust are negatively charged so they are literally attracted to microfiber like a magnet, holding on to the dust and dirt until it’s released in the laundering process or when it’s rinsed out.