As far as our customers' favorite cleaning tools go, Photodon microfiber cloths are right up there with vacuums.
We hear from our customers all the time about how they use the microfiber cloths they purchase from us. While we sometimes get a chuckle out of their creativity (we never laugh at them, always WITH them), we feel good that we're helping so many people with the not-so-fun tasks of everyday cleaning.
Microfiber technology is based upon using specialized industrial machines to weave together synthetic materials — typically 80% polyester and 20% polyamide (nylon). (If Willy Wonka made microfiber cloths, he'd be impressed with these machines). Combining these materials makes microfiber tough, versatile, and long-lasting. Polyester allows for polishing surfaces while at the same time preventing the cloth from scratching fine or delicate surfaces (Yay! You can clean your piano without worrying about damaging it!). The nylon prevents the material from shedding fibers and keeps it strong, elastic, and resistant to abrasion and chemicals. It is only with both materials together that you get what is known today as microfiber. (Invented by geniuses, no doubt). Its phenomenal absorbency gives rise to thousands (ok, maybe millions) of applications, including cleaning and drying many surfaces.
There are many applications for Photodon Microfiber Cloths in the industrial world. Cloths for screens, displays, smooth and rough surfaces, or fine and detailed applications. We're confident that you will find the weave to match your needs. We offer several different cloth options for you to choose from. We also offer microfiber promotional options if you'd like to promote your industry in a unique way.
are non-abrasive: Looped microfiber is ideal for gently "buffing" dirt off from delicate surfaces such as glass or screens.
are lint-free (in most cases).
give a streak-free clean. The average "normal" cleaning rag pushes dust and dirt around, causing smearing.
do not scratch surfaces.
grab dust/grime particles.
soak away liquid (even oil) with fantastic wicking action.
become electrostatically charged, which also helps attract/remove dust, hair, and little "fuzzies."
dry quickly because of their special loop weave. In fact, this material dries in one-third the time of ordinary cleaning cloths.
are absorbent. Microfiber holds up to seven times its weight in liquid. With a couple of firm wrings, this impressive material is ready to mop up until the mess is gone.
are washable and reusable (washable up to 500 times).
Flat weave versus looped weave:
Microfiber is a blend of two synthetic material types: polyesters and polyamides, and there are two different ways that microfiber is woven together. One is the "flat" weave and the other is a "looped" weave.
Flat weave: This weave repels water and is used in the textile industry for making water-resistant clothing and accessories such as watchbands. This type of microfiber – and any other type of fabric which is similarly woven – is not ideal for use as a cleaning cloth since it will only push particles around and not absorb them.
Looped weave: To be useful for cleaning, microfiber must be separated during processing. This method consists of splitting the polyester (the scrubbing fiber) from the polyamide (the absorbing and quick-drying fiber). Once the microfiber is split, the fibers are woven into a fabric. The percentage of material normally consists of 70% to 80% polyester and 20% to 30% polyamide, depending on the style of fabric construction.
The polyester and polyamide are then combined during weaving to create hundreds of thousands of microscopic "loops." This web-like formation of "loops" grabs dust, grime, dirt, and oil and traps it within the weave, making this material one of the safest cleaning tools to use.
What makes loop-weaved microfiber so superior for cleaning?
Photodon offers many different weaves of microfiber cloths. From cloths to clean lenses and smaller screens to cloths for cleaning larger screens like computer monitors and TVs, there is a microfiber cloth for every purpose. There are also general-purpose cloths that work great on other surfaces.
You can contact us at 847-377-1185, M-F 9:00a.m – 5:00pm EST, or email us at [email protected] for more information.
The word "microfiber," as you can imagine, means small fiber. How small you ask? I could go on and on using words such as denier, decitex, and micrometers, but who really knows THOSE words? So instead of making you go to the web (unless you're smarter than me), I’ll put it in layman’s terms: Most microfibers are about 1/5 of the diameter of a human hair. These synthetic microfibers are most commonly made from polyester and polyamide.
Often times you hear about how wonderful a microfiber cloth is, but seldom do you know exactly what to use it on or for.
You'll find that the biggest key factor when choosing a cloth is the "lint" level of the material. Cloths that are tightly woven or looped woven are normally a low-lint cloth. These are ideal for screen cleaning, or delicate surface cleaning. Continue reading →
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. With too little nylon, 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.