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About Microfiber - Applications and Technology
 9/28/2006  by  Ian Rammelkamp
Microfiber is a fairly new technology, with many applications in many industries. Cleaning with microfiber products is fast, easy and environmentally friendly. With microfiber products you can eliminate or drastically reduce the need to use chemicals. Microfiber cleaning fabrics are sometimes described as having a magnetic attraction to dirt and dust. Microfiber products are extremely soft and do not scratch, but at the same time they are effective for all cleaning applications.

The secret behind microfiber technology is the blend of microscopic polyester and polyamide fibers which are split in such a way as to create microscopic "hooks" which act as claws that scrape up and hold dust, dirt, and grime.

Imagine a microscopic plastic wire that cuts through and breaks apart dust, dirt, grime and moisture, and then picks it up like a magnet without scratching the surface.



The splitting of these fibers is what makes microfiber so effective as a cleaning material. You have probably heard of weatherproof microfiber clothing. The material used to make these items (polyamide and polyester) is similar to our microfiber, but there is one very important difference. Microfibers that are meant for cleaning are split, creating the microscopic hooks that pick up dirt and an absorb water. Our microfiber products can absorb up to 7 times their weight in water. Microfiber cleaning products do not scratch surfaces if used correctly.

Cleaning Instructions:

Wash with warm soapy water, and rinse well. Can be cleaned in washer and dryer. DO NOT USE bleach or fabric softeners of any kind. Fabric softeners clog the microfibers, making the cloth less effective. DO NOT IRON.