Ultra Microfiber Outshines Traditional Cleaning Methods
What is Ultra Microfiber?
Having specialized in cleaning products for over 30 years, European manufacturers are the leaders in microfiber design and development. It is common knowledge that Northern Europe is very environmentally conscious, having banned the use of many chemicals. Companies there initially developed the technology in the early 80's along with a special process to manufacture a fabric with a very thin weave called ultra microfiber. When a high-quality ultra microfiber is combined with the right knitting/weaving process it creates an extremely efficient highly absorbent cleaning material. The microfiber cleaning system was designed as an effective alternative way of cleaning.
Many people are looking for non-toxic, chemical free, green cleaning methods and ways to reduce allergy sensitivity while cleaning. Microfiber products provide the answers for those concerns. These cloths and mops work wonderfully along with any other eco-friendly or homemade cleaning solutions.
How is microfiber manufactured?
Microfiber used for effective cleaning products are composed of very fine split fibers of polyester and polyamide (nylon blend). Most microfiber products are made of 80% Polyester/ 20% Polyamide or 70%/ 30%. The higher quality cloths of 50%/50%,are harder to find. There are many microfiber products on the market, but for microfiber to be the most effective as a high quality cleaning textile, the fiber must be split during the manufacturing process to produce spaces in each fiber. Manufacturers use a splitting machine to make the ultra microfiber. Because of this expensive specialized machinery, these microfiber products are a bit more costly, but have a much higher quality. The fibers are split to create microscopic hooks with numerous wedges, rather than the rounded threads found in ordinary cloth. Microfiber is 100x finer than human hair, and 20x finer than a strand of silk. Microfiber is defined as a fiber that is less than 1 denier or decitex per thread. Denier or den is a unit of measure and is often used to describe the size of a fiber or a filament: (9000 meters of a one-denier fiber weighs only one gram). The type of denier for microfiber cloths is an important feature to understand the quality thickness and best cleaning performance for the products durability. High quality ultra microfiber used for cleaning is often 0.5 denier or smaller. If microfiber isn't split during manufacturing, it's weave would only be that of a very soft cloth.
How microfiber works:
It's the split fiber and individual filaments that do the work cleaning. This allows the cloth to pick up and hold dust, dirt, grease, oil, and absorb liquid better than other fabrics. If you were to look at the cross section of split microfiber fabric under extreme magnification, it would look like an asterisk.
During cleaning, the wiping motion enables these millions of wedge-shaped fibers to trap and absorb particles of dirt, removing them without damaging the surface. Traditional rags move or push dirt and dust from one place to another. They are not designed to pick up dirt particles as efficiently, due to the rounded surface of threads. Microfiber is an effective cleaning tool because their electrostatic properties attract dust. The fibers are positively charged, dirt and dust are negatively charged so they are attracted to microfiber like a magnet. The dirt remains locked deep inside the cloth, enabling you to continuously clean without releasing dirt back on to the cleaning surface. The dirt is retained in the material until it is washed reducing the need for frequent rinsing. The cleaning surface will become so clean that new dirt will not be attracted as easily. This is what makes the microfiber cloths unique.
Microfiber is highly absorbent, holding up to 4 - 7 times its weight in dirt, grime and liquid. This feature also makes them great for cleaning up spills. The absorbency of microfiber is effective for cleaning glass and windows. This will allow you to cut down on the use of disposable cleaning products like paper towels. Water on the cleaning surface will evaporate more quickly, resulting in faster drying times compared with cotton. Because microfiber doesn't produce lint, you can dry surfaces to a lint-free and streak-free shine.
The cloths are not treated with any cleaning agents. Although the cloth does not disinfect, independent tests and studies have been done to prove that using high quality microfiber materials to clean a surface removes a higher percentage of bacteria (e-coli) from surfaces compared to conventional cleaning cloths. The ultra microfibers are so small that they can collect almost invisible dirt that would be impossible for any other rag to detect. By using microfiber products, you will discover that you can remove more dirt, thus cleaning surfaces better than ever before. Traditional cleaning methods using chemicals leave chemical residue on the surface, which will attract more dirt. This will contribute to the growth of bacteria and mold. The attributes of split microfiber makes it an effective green cleaning product. By using them often, you maintain a healthy indoor environment.
- Reduces the incidence of environmental allergies
- Hypoallergenic, no chemicals are used
- Helps those with sensitivities or allergies
- Thoroughly removes dust, allergen and bacteria
- More ergonomic than traditional cleaning supplies
- Keeps skin healthy by removing dirt, oils and bacteria from skin
Protect our Health and the Environment:
Microfiber products help our customers to protect their own health. They dramatically reduce the amount of cleaning solutions or chemicals normally used, which may be harmful to skin, eyes, nasal passages, and lungs. Health risks such as allergies and other sensitivities associated with using chemicals are reduced. Microfiber products are wonderful for pregnant women and families and help to protect children from accidental poisoning. You will have peace of mind knowing that you are doing your part to preserve the environment for your family's future.
We aim to sell microfiber cloths from companies that ensure that their products are made in an environmentally friendly manner. The factories comply with strict safety regulations set by the local authorities.
Durability - How long will the cloths last?
Microfiber cloths are also extremely durable. They can be machine washed hundreds of times and still maintain their effectiveness. This makes it an exceptionally cost effective cleaning product.
Uses: The advantages and applications are endless. They can be used for general and janitorial cleaning on just about any surface at home, office, shop, showroom and cottage.
- In the kitchen: Stainless steel, ceramic stove tops, sinks, granite counter tops, dishes, crystal, glassware, all appliances, cabinets
- In the bathroom or laundry room: Mirrors, tub, shower doors, tiles, faucets, vanity tops
- Around the house: Windows, mirrors, glass, dusting, musical instruments, furniture, chrome, jewellery, pet care, tile, laminate and hardwood floors
- In the garage or basement: Bikes, boats, motorcycles, classic cars, sports equipment, RVs
- At work: Computer screens, keyboards, furniture, flooring and fixtures
- On your body: at the gym, spa, bath, hair and body
Recommended areas of use are: kitchen, counters, appliances, ceramic stovetops and grease clean up. This cloth brings back the shine to stainless steel beautifully, with only water. You will be amazed. Daily usage of this cloth in bathrooms/ washrooms to shine fixtures, sinks, showers and bathtubs. Use every day at home to clean TVs, computers, dustings blinds, shutters, polishing furniture, couch, chairs, lifts pet fur off furniture, shines musical instruments, pianos, golf clubs and all sports equipment. Use to clean all floors, hard wood, laminate, linoleum and tiles. This cloth is great for quick floor clean ups, soaking up spills on hard surfaces as well as carpet spots and upholstery.
Microfiber is widely used by car enthusiasts and detailers. Microfiber cloths are effective for interior and exterior auto detailing, drying (in a similar manner to a chamois), removing wax from paint, cleaning glass and chrome. This cloth is a must for those who love to care for classic cars. The cloth can also be used along with car polish for a quicker shine.
Microfiber glass and optical cloths are commonly used for cleaning delicate glass surfaces, computer screens, cell phones, eyeglasses, optical lens, laptops and camera, photographic lenses as they absorb oily matter without being abrasive or leaving a residue. They are often sold by major camera manufacturers and optical outlets.
These products are perfect for housekeepers, auto detailers, car dealerships, show rooms, cafeterias, day care centers, school, cottage, restaurants, hotels, marinas, airlines, hair salons, all stores and areas where enviro-friendly cleaning is required. These cloths are developed to not only be used in homes but also by cleaning contractors, and in industrial areas such as hospitals, offices and commercial cleaning.
We are pleased to supply superior quality microfiber cloths within Canada and USA.