When we talk about cleaning surfaces, the technique used in our homes since we are aware usually comes to mind: use a cloth or rag and soapy water. This has been the preferred formula for years by housewives, cleaners or any hygiene fanatic and today it is still valid.
Now, today we know that it is important to clean the surfaces of glass, metal or any material without damaging their good appearance. This, even if we use the best cleaning products, is impossible if we use cloths or fabrics that are unsuitable for this task. Because it doesn't matter if we use the best neutral soap or the best cleaning product for glass or metal, if we use a common cloth, the result will not be ideal.
In this post, we are going to teach you everything you need to know about microfiber cloths. A type of cloth made of a high quality synthetic material, which allows cleaning surfaces optimally. To begin, let's start by defining what a textile fiber is:
When we talk about textile fibers, we talk about filaments that combine to form a uniform layer or surface, with specific properties. Usually, this layer or fabric is formed by the spinning process, in which the filaments are 'tangled' with each other, to form a kind of woven structure that takes on certain specific mesh properties. A material is considered suitable as a textile fiber if the diameter in its physical state is less than its minimum length.
The spinning of this type of fibers can be carried out in two ways, manually or chemically. The natural form does not have much explanation, compared to the chemical form. This is divided into two, the artificial and the synthetic.
When we talk about textiles, we refer to the use of any type of material for the manufacture of fabrics. Because deep down, this is the purpose of the textile industry.
Among the most important types of textile fibers we have the following:
The fibers are obtained in three ways. Through nature, in combination with nature, through human intervention and through artificial methods applied mainly in the laboratory. Depending on the type of fiber generation, the field of application of each one will be different. Next, we explain the three most important types:
Historically, wool has been the natural fiber most used by humanity. From sheep, goats, camels or llamas, this fur has always been easy to process. This translates into the ability to produce threads using simple techniques for generating threads.
Another type of fibers used are those derived from silk or from the hides of animals used in feeding towns.
Of course, natural fibers are not only obtained from animals, but also from plant sources. The most popular and well-known origin worldwide is cotton. This type of fiber has been a fundamental part of the history and economy of humanity until today.
Artificial fibers are a type of fiber that uses raw material from nature but the filament is artificial. In this case, we are talking about raw material obtained from nature, whether from animals or plants, and the process of spinning and weaving is given by human intervention.
Synthetic fibers are a special type of fiber that come from the human hand. The raw material used to manufacture the threads is of artificial origin in the laboratory. The chemical composition of these fibers comes from the human hand and the spinning and manufacturing of layers ready for the generation of equal weave.
Within synthetic fibers, there is a type of fiber called microfibers. Unlike traditional fibers, they are not woven but are formed by the union of derivatives of polyester and polyamides. This type of fiber is thinner than a human hair and has specific properties that make it ideal for use in the manufacture of cleaning cloths.
One of the most popular products derived from this type of fiber is microfiber cloths. This type of fabric has the following definition and properties:
Microfiber cloths are the ideal option for cleaning delicate surfaces, such as glass in all its presentations, stainless steel, aluminum alloys and other materials.
The microfiber allows the absorption of dirt in an optimal way, since it encapsulates it and prevents it from escaping or leaving unwanted traces on the surfaces subjected to the cleaning task.
Additionally, this type of cloth is neither abrasive nor polluting. These are important advantages that make them the most important type of cloth for cleaning special surfaces.
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