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What are Microfibres and how do cleaning companies use them?

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What are Microfibres and how do cleaning companies use them?

27-Mar-2014
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What are Microfibres?

Microfibre cloths are a revolutionary new material used in the cleaning industry and first came into mass production in 2007. Over the course of the following years, microfibre cloths have become a must-have piece of equipment for cleaning.

A microfiber material is made up of tiny fibres that can be as small as 1/100th of the diameter of a human hair. During manufacture, the fibres are split to create spaces within each fibre; this enables the fibres to pick up dirt, dust and liquids that would potentially be too small for a normal cotton fibre to collect, thus cleaning areas much more efficiently. In addition, microfibres are positively charged whilst dirt and dust particles are negatively charged. This allows the microfibre to, in effect, act as a dirt magnet.
How microfibres work

What else is Microfibre used for?

Of course Microfibre serves other purposes too, it can be used to make a plethora of everyday items including basketballs, insulation, wallets, shoes, handbags, athletics’ clothing and phone cases!

How are microfibres made and what are the negatives to using them?

The microfiber manufacturing process involves combining petrochemicals: polypropylene, polyester, and polyamide. Due to this process, microfibres are unfortunately not currently from an environmentally sustainable source or biodegradable. They can however be washed and re-used many times.

How do we use Microfibre?

At Julius Rutherfoord, we regularly use microfibre cloths and mops in our day to day cleaning. They provide the best cleaning results and are one of the many reasons why you can trust our award winning cleaning teams to provide the highest standards of cleanliness to your office, school or college.

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