The Microfiber Difference for Cleaning Professionals


Eurow Microfiber Technology

In order to qualify as microfiber, individual yarn filaments must be less than 1 denier (a standard measurement of density for synthetic fibers) meaning it's weight is less than 1 gram per 9000 meters in length. Microfiber is less than 1/5 the diameter of a human hair and is thinner than a single strand of silk. These tiny fibers are combined to form yarns which are then knitted or woven into a variety of constructions.

Many microfibers are made of 100% polyester; however, CleanAide microfiber adds an important component – polyamide. Polyester provides structure to the fabric, while polyamide creates the absorbency. Our typical 80% polyester, 20% polyamide microfiber blend is superior to 100% polyester cloths.

When a high-quality microfiber is combined with the right knitting or weaving process, an extremely effective cleaning tool results. CleanAide microfiber can hold up to seven times its weight in water while maintaining a positive charge, making it a magnet to dust and debris.

After weaving, the fabric undergoes a special treatment to split the fibers. This results in an augmented contact surface, giving microfiber its exceptional dirt grabbing capabilities. The graphic below illustrates the contact surface of microfiber cloth versus cotton! Unlike cotton, which pushes debris and dust into piles, microfiber lifts and traps particles deep into its fine fibers. Microfiber not only leaves a dust free, lint free and streak free shine, it also has magnetic properties that help reduce allergens.

Large surface contact of microfiber vs. cotton

CleanAide’s revolutionary fabric is exceptionally soft and can even be used on delicate surfaces. It is highly absorbent, accumulates liquids, and picks up dust and debris unlike any other synthetic or natural material available.

We have numerous products ranging from equestrian saddle pads to anti-microbial microfiber towels.  We offer an array of products that meet your everyday needs, but we are mostly known for our microfiber cleaning equipment.  With cotton towels being the most traditional cleaning accessory, we understand it may be hard to break your habits and stray from your normal routine.  However, sometimes it is necessary to ditch your typical methods and replace them with new technology that will help make your life and cleaning process easier. You may have seen microfiber towels and still chose cotton because that’s what you were taught to use. But have you ever been taught about the benefits of cleaning with microfiber? Probably not. Luckily, it’s never too late to learn about new technology.

Cotton is known for its durability, absorbency, and inexpensiveness, but have you ever noticed that when cleaning with cotton, you never have a completely clean surface with no lint or dust left behind?  That’s because cotton doesn’t have the properties to pick up dust and debris, with the consequence of grime just being pushed around.  Small fibers get left behind and most people resort to paper towels.  Although this might be an easier solution, using paper towels increases paper waste and still leaves behind dirt and germs.

A great alternative to cotton and disposables is microfiber.  The ultrafine fibers actually lift and trap over 99% of dirt, germs, viruses and bacteria, leaving a dust free, lint free, and streak free shine. This magnetic property makes it a popular choice for dusting as it reduces the number of surface and airborne allergens.  Microfiber is exceptionally soft and most commonly used for cleaning purposes because of its high absorbency, soaking up liquids and oils unlike any other natural or synthetic materials available. Microfiber is extremely resilient and durable. Wash and reuse hundreds of times, they will outlast your traditional cotton towels.  Microfiber cloths are also eco-friendly because they reduce water usage and nearly eliminate the need for cleaning chemicals and paper towels. 

Treat yourself to an upgrade and try the newer textile technology - once you use microfiber you’ll never go back to cotton.  As you become a regular microfiber customer, you’ll be very pleased to learn about the diverse weaves that have a specialized cleaning function.  Here are some towels that will get you on your way to becoming a cleaning expert.

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  • Patrice Bonnefoi
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