What is Micro Fiber?

Microfiber refers to synthetic fibers that are much finer than traditional fibers such as cotton, wool, or silk. Microfibers are typically made from polyester, nylon, or a blend of the two, and are manufactured to be finer than one denier, which is one-sixth the thickness of a human hair. The unique properties of microfibers make them highly desirable in a variety of applications, including clothing, cleaning products, and upholstery.

Microfiber combines two basic fibers, Polyester and Polyamide (a Nylon by-product). These fibers are usually “split” and formed into a woven fabric of 80% Polyester (the scrubbing and cleaning fiber), and 20% Polyamide (the absorbing and quick-drying fiber). 

Properties of Microfibers:

– Softness: Microfibers are incredibly soft, making them perfect for use in clothing and other textiles that require a gentle touch.

– Strength: Despite their fineness, microfibers are very strong, making them highly durable and resistant to tearing and abrasion.

– Lightweight: Microfibers are extremely lightweight, making them ideal for use in clothing and other textiles that require a lightweight and breathable material.

– Water Repellent: Microfibers have a water-repellent quality that makes them highly desirable in a range of applications, including outdoor gear and cleaning products.

– Absorbent: Microfibers are highly absorbent, which makes them excellent for use in cleaning products.

– Quick-drying: Microfibers dry much more quickly than traditional fibers, which makes them ideal for use in sports clothing and other activewear.

– Easy to care for: Microfibers are easy to care for and can typically be machine-washed and dried without any special care instructions.

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