Microfiber how does it work?
Given the development of microfiber in recent years, it is important to have a technical approach to the microfiber to really compare what is comparable and especially choose the right microfiber to obtain a result in line with the need field.
Microfiber is characterized by: its diameter, the nature of its fiber, the structure of its fiber. The fineness of the microfiber filament allows it to pass through all the irregularities of the support.
Its tapered ends give it a strong pulling force of the foreign body.
This is the strength that trees use to feed themselves. The particles (grease, dust, crumbs) are trapped in the dense network formed by intertwined microfilaments.
Synthetic microfiber fibers (such as polyester or polyamide) are positively charged by dry friction and naturally attract negatively charged organic dusts. This property is very useful in dust collection applications.
Characteristics of microfiber
Size of the microfiber:
Microfiber is a fiber whose title is less than 1 decitex. The decitex is the value in grams of 10,000 m of yarn.
Thus a textile is microfiber when 10 kms of yarn weigh less than 1 gram. Thus, the smaller the wire diameter, the better the microfiber is. The number of decitex microfiber is therefore an important parameter on the performance of the cloth or the microfiber bead.
To give an idea of the diameters of the fibers it is useful to make a comparison with the different fibers that we know.
Thus a hair with a diameter of 60 microns.
5.5 decitex polyester with a diameter of 33 microns.
The wool fiber has a diameter of 20 microns.
Cashmere 16 microns, silk 12 microns, polyamide 1.2 decitex 11.4 microns, polyester 1 decitex 9.6 microns, polyester 0.5 decitex 5.5 microns and finally polyester 0.1 decitex 2, 4 microns. This means that between a hair and a microfiber of 0.5 decitex there is a ratio of 30 on the thickness.
Nature of microfiber:
Microfiber is made from synthetic fibers. The most used fibers are polyamide and polyester.
It is the distribution of these two components that is characteristic of the microfiber used (70/30, 80/20 ... etc).
Each of these fibers has its characteristics:
The polyester is hydrophobic and therefore does not absorb water but is instead lipophilic and therefore absorbs liquid fats.
- The polyamide is hydrophilic and therefore absorbs water and lipophilic.
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What are the benefits of microfiber for the user?
It is necessary to understand this point to have already understood the circle of Sinner which summarizes the action of cleaning in 4 distinct parameters. To know: the chemical action (water and detergent), temperature, time of action and mechanical action (action of rubbing or brushing). The microfiber allows to increase the mechanical action and thus to reduce the time spent and also the amount of detergent (which consumption of less product). The perfect cut is therefore the use of a microfiber and a disinfectant detergent.
The mechanical efficiency of the microfiber makes it possible to optimize the following points:
- Reduced number of passes needed to clean a surface => PRODUCTIVITY
- Reduction of chemicals and VOC inhalation => SAFETY
- Weight of the fringes => ERGONOMICS
- Decrease of particulate contamination of ambient air => safety
- Reduced surface drying time and risk of falling => PRODUCTIVITY and SAFETY
Microfiber therefore has several advantages:
- Visual cleanliness
- Disinfection efficiency
- Sustainable development
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