Microfibres and Maintance
What are Microfibres?
Microfibres can be 100% polyester, or a blend of polyester and polyamide also known as Nylon. The split fibres and the size of the individual filaments make the cloths more effective than other fabrics for cleaning purposes. The structure traps and retains the dirt and also absorbs liquids. For a microfibre to be effective in absorbing liquid there must be a split within the microfibre itself. Non-split microfibres are soft and are designed not to be as aborbsent and is commonly used for non-sports-related clothing, furniture, and other application.
Polyester is a synthetic fabric that's usually derived from petroleum. This fabric is one of the world's most popular textiles, and it is used in thousands of different consumer and industrial applications.
Polyamide is a polymer with repeating units linked by amide bonds. Polyamides occur both naturally and artificially. Examples of naturally occurring polyamides are proteins, such as wool and silk.
(Picture above demonstrates how microfibres abosrbs liquid in image above compared to cotton in image below.)
The ratio refers to components that make up the fibres of the fabric. Also known as a blend the components (Polyester and Polyamide). A microfibre containing a ratio of 70/30 will always perform better than that of 80/20 as it will not leave and scratches on paint work. We will always mention the ratio blend within our product description.