What is Microfiber?
Microfiber (often in the form of microfiber towels, cloths and mops) is a synthetic material that consists of an interlocking blend of two fibers: polyester and polyamide. Polyester is a fiber that is useful for polishing and cleaning while polyamide is a fiber that is absorbent and quick-drying. When the two fibers are combined, the individual qualities of both fibers are united, creating the uniqueness and effectiveness of microfiber as a material.
The revolutionary technology and effectiveness of the microfiber lies in the construction of each strand. Each microscopic strand of microfiber has been split, creating millions of tiny hooks that attract, absorb and remove all kinds of dirt, dust and bacteria from a surface. Each strand of fiber is shaped like a wedge, trapping the dirt until it is washed. Since the dirt gets trapped in the fibers, the same microfiber cloth or mop head can be used for a longer period of time cleaning larger surface areas before having to be laundered. Each square inch of microfiber contains approximately 90,000 fibers.