MicroFiber cleans without cleaning chemicals. So what is MicroFiber?
Microfiber consists of very fine threads of polyester and polyamide (nylon)
that combine to form a single thread. Microfibers are so thin (100 times thinner
than a single strand of human hair) that when they are woven together they
create a surface area 40 times more than that of a regular fiber thus creating
an expanded surface area with dramatically enhanced absorbing power due to the
capillary action of the fine threads. Microfiber is traditionally defined as a
fiber with a denier of less than one. Denier is a measure of thinness of fiber
and is the weight in grams of a continuous fiber of 9,000 meters.
As each microfiber strand may be smaller than the bacteria it is attracting, it is able to penetrate microscopic particles of dirt and grease on a surface. Split microfiber possesses numerous wedges instead of the rounded surfaces on ordinary cloth, sweeping underneath the particles and trapping them inside. In addition, the rounded fibers on most cloths only push the dirt around, whereas the wedge-shaped microfibers grab the particles of dirt and pull the dirt into its dense internal structure. Furthermore, chemicals only become necessary as a disinfectant, as the bonding agent is no longer necessary to keep the dirt on the fiber.
Microfiber has two polymers. Polyester is lyophilic, or has an affinity to oil, so that oil and grease adhere directly to the fibers. Polyamide is hydrophilic, which means it has an affinity to water. As a result, any type of dirt is very quickly and completed removed with microfiber, leaving a sparkling clean, streak-free surface. Microfiber cleans without streaking, smearing, scratching or leaving lint. Microfiber is safe to use on all delicate surfaces. It will clean without scratching or harming the surface in any way.
Ordinary cleaning towels move or push dirt and dust from one place to another - microfiber actually lifts or scoops the dirt and stores the dirt particles in the towel, until it is washed. Microfiber can absorb up to seven times its weight in fluids. Microfiber cloths are also extremely durable. They can be washed up to 1000 times and still maintain their effectiveness. This makes it an extremely cost effective product. Machine wash hot water using your regular cleaner like Tide etc or hand-wash microfiber with mild soapy water. Microfiber towels from different sources can vary greatly in quality. It is unfortunate that people sometimes purchase a high performance cleaning product on the basis of price alone. What they sometimes get is a product that does not perform as expected. Typically this can be pinpointed to two reasons:
1. The grade of yarn used in the beginning of the process is B, C, or even D grade.
2. The factory may utilize a flawed process when dying/splitting the yarn.
StarFiber products are manufactured by Concept manufacturing in Qingdao, China and is Swedish owned and managed and meet or exceed the highest set standards in the industry!