History of Microfiber Cloths: Part 2

April 6, 2010 | By Mandy

When combined, (microfiber and nylon), result in a microfiber cloth with the advantages of both synthetics. Too much nylon will result in a cloth that will scratch fine or delicate surfaces, like coated optics or fine wood or paint finishes. Too little nylon and the cloth will not last or clean rough surfaces without rapid deterioration. It is this perfect combination of microfiber and nylon that give these cleaning cloths their special properties.

Bubble Looped 12 x 12 inch Microfiber Cloth
Product 355 – Bubble Looped 12 x 12 inch Microfiber Cloth

Each filament of this sub miniature fiber, which is much thinner than a human hair, is split into many wedge shaped strands, multiplying the surface area of and the osmosis/wicking power of each filament. With the proper combination of materials and the splitting of the already super fine fibers, these unique microfiber cleaning materials are created.
These fibers can be made into several types of cloths for different uses depending on how these fibers are knitted or woven together.

Microfiber works great when dry but even better if dampened with water or paired up with your favorite cleaning solution.
And because you can wash these cloths they will save you and our Earth a lot of “green”!

Next week we will conclude our short series on Microfiber Cloths with tips on how to care for your cloths.

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