What is Microfiber?
Microfibers are a synthetic, ultra-fine fiber whose makeup and fineness give it unique properties compared to other fibers. The fibers are made from a blend of polyester, which scrubs and picks up dirt, and polyamide, a nylon-based compound that has high water absorbency and drying properties.
In order to be considered a microfiber, the filament must measure less than one denier, about 1/20th the thickness of a silk fiber and 1/100th the thickness of human hair.
During spinning, these materials are conjugated to form silks. They are then spun into yarns containing 96 filaments of 150 Denier diameter (150D/96F) that are woven into textiles. After weaving, the material undergoes a heat and texturizing process which splits the polyester and polyamide components fiber into 16 ultra-thin filaments. The final fibers have maximum surface area, an angular shape, and micropores between every fiber.
Powerful Dirt and Oil Pickup
When high quality microfiber is knitted together, it is a very powerful cleaning tool. Its fineness and maximized surface area allows it to clean down to the microscopic level, making it unnecessary to use harmful chemicals. Their angular shape lifts dirt from surface better than the rounded fibers of natural fibers. Microfibers have high absorbency for both water and oils so they clean effectively on even the toughest stains. Due to its synthetic materials, the material prevents the buildup of bacteria and other microbes.
Microfiber filaments, unlike natural fibers, are extremely long and when woven into a textile, resist breakage. This prevents cloths from linting and degrading, even after many uses and washes. The non-lint feature also makes microfiber cloths excellent for wiping sensitive surfaces including lenses, glass, and screens, as they will not leave any dust or loose fibers on the surface.
High Water Absorbency
The fineness of microfibers allows them to be woven tightly together, creating a high number of micro-pores between each fiber which give microfiber cloths an absorbency seven times higher than cotton cloths. The polyamide core filaments are extremely hydrophilic and wick water quickly from the surface, while the polyester fibers give it a fast-drying ability.
Durable and Long-Life
Microfibers, due to their synthetic nature, are stronger and less prone to breaking than natural fibers. They will not undergo protein breakdown, or proteolysis like organic materials. Furthermore, they will not mold or mildew. Microfibers long outlast their organic counterparts and retain their shape and texture over long periods of time.
Easy to Clean
Because dirt and oils are held in the micro-pores between microfibers, rather than absorbed into the fiber itself, as in the case of cotton and natural fibers, microfiber cloths are easy to clean by a simple flushing of water and soap.
Special Fabric Characteristics
Fabrics made with microfibers are extremely soft and retain their shape even after hundreds of washings. Microfiber fabrics are typically lightweight, resilient and wrinkle-resistant, with luxurious drape and body. They are stronger and more durable than other fabrics of similar weight. Because microfibers are so fine, many fibers can be packed together very tightly. The denseness allows materials to be wind resistant and water repellent, while allowing enough space between yarns to be breathable.
Microfibers have a wide variety of applications, from towels and home linens, cleaning surfaces and car detailing, to athletic apparel, and more.
Microfiber textiles should only be washed in regular, non-oily and non-softening washing detergent. Fabric softener should not be used, as the oils in the softener will clog up the fibers and reduce their overall effectiveness until washed out. It can be cleaned in a washer and dryer. Avoid the application of high heat, as this may cause microfibers to scorch or melt.
Microfiber towels made of 80% polyester 20% polyamide microfiber.
How is microfiber more eco-friendly than cotton?
- VAPSO Microfiber Towel lasts longer than cotton which also saves you money because you can use them for years and they will be as effective as the day you bought them. Disposable cleaning cloths accumulate in landfills and take a long time to breakdown.
- VAPSO Microfiber Towel requires less water than cotton to wash. When cleaning Microfiber Towel we use a non-foaming degreasing soap. It rinses clean after 1 cycle in the washer or 1 dunk in a bucket. This saves water.
- VAPSO Microfiber Towel dries 3x faster than cotton.
Have you ever put a load of cotton bath towels in the dryer?
The dryer runs on high for 60 minutes and when you check them they are still wet. If you put a load of Microfiber bath towels in the dryer on low it will take less than 20 minutes to dry them.
How does VAPSO Microfiber Towel clean and sanitize more effectively than cotton?
- VAPSO Microfiber Towel means microscopic sized fibers. The fibers are much thinner than a human hair.
- Cotton is like fishing net with large holes. If you scoop sand, dust or microscopic germs they escape through the large holes.
- But, VAPSO Microfiber Towel catches the sand, dust, microscopic germs and allergens.
How else can VAPSO Microfiber Towel be used?
VAPSO Microfiber Towel towels come in a variety of weaves, sizes and colors. There are also many sizes of VAPSO Microfiber Towel mops depending on the amount of surface area you are cleaning.
Here are some of the other great things about VAPSO Microfiber Towel as opposed to cotton.
- VAPSO Microfiber Towel glass towels won’t streak or leave lint behind when used on mirror or glass.
- VAPSO Microfiber Towel all-purpose towels can be used for cleaning or detailing vehicles and won’t scratch any surface.
- VAPSO Microfiber Towel hair wraps or hair turbans extract water from your hair allowing it to dry faster and less subject to scorching by a hair dryer because it reduces dry time which also saves electricity. The wrap is lightweight and won’t fall off your hair because it fastens with a button.
- VAPSO Microfiber Towel bath sheets and wash cloths are softer than cotton.
- Hospitals and clean rooms are migrating to VAPSO Microfiber Towel.
- Why Microfiber Towels?
- VAPSO Microfiber is an excellent dust and dirt eliminator, quick and effective easy drying, environmentally friendly, creating the ultimate, cost effective cleaning cloth.
Why Choose VAPSO Microfiber?
The use of microfiber is growing in popularity. Microfibers are completely changing the way people clean their homes, wash their cars, mop their floors, and even cleanse their bodies & dry their hair. Microfiber uses only water besides these are reusable cloths lasting over 500 washes. In an effort to reduce chemical exposure, eliminate waste, save time and money, and simplify their lives, microfiber is becoming an obvious choice for many. So what does this mean for you? Cleaning only with water means no dirt or chemical residue achieving a “cleaner” clean, besides saving you money spent on cleaning products. Surprisingly, many people have found these cloths last well past both their laundering life expectancy and warranty period.
Using microfibers to clean has easily reduced my cleaning time by 50%. Normal cleaning surfaces like bathrooms, walls, kitchen counters and floors are much easier to maintain and more thoroughly cleaned when using a microfiber. Window washing, polishing the stainless steel appliances and keeping the glass top cooking range clean are tasks I have struggled with in the past, but now no longer dread.