Microfibre - the all-rounder against dirt

> The production of microfibre

> Properties and special features

> Advantages for cleaning

> Tips & tricks

Whether clothing, home textiles or sports - microfibres can be found everywhere these days. They are also an integral part of the day to day work of glass and building cleaners. However, what are microfibres really and what makes them so special for cleaning?

Microfibres consist of very thin, fine threads, which are obtained from polyester, polyacrylic or polyamide. At a weight of one gram per ten thousand metres they are lighter than cotton or silk - and are more absorbent. Phenomenal: The many fine fibres can be woven together without producing a thick fabric. During the production process, cavities are created between the fibres, also called capillaries, which ensure good absorption of dirt particles and water.

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Get rid of dirt with microfibres

Microfibre cloths are soft, dimensionally stable and durable. The absorption of water soluble or greasy soiling is therefore no problem. When dry, they attract dirt and dust particles like a magnet and bind them to the surface. You can also use them when wet or damp.
Their special feature: Microfibre cloths work effectively in cleaning without a single drop of detergent. Annoying fluff after wiping is no longer an issue.

Tips & Tricks

Tip 1: Be careful with sensitive plastics with a soft surface. Due to the hardness of the cloths, microscopically fine scratch marks can occur during cleaning. These deprive the surface of its shine and make it more susceptible to soiling.

Tip 2: For waxed or greased surfaces - do not use microfibre cloths. It has a degreasing effect. And on your skin as well. That is why it is better to wear gloves when cleaning.

Tip 3: A dirty microfibre cloth is easy to clean: You can wash it in the washing machine at 40° C to 60° C - but in no case with fabric softener. This settles like a film on the fibres and limits the absorption of dirt.

Tip 4: For long term good performance, you should wash the microfibre cloth once before using it for the first time. In general for regular washing the following applies: It is best only together with other microfibre cloths. 

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