The name given to ultra-fine manufactured fibers that have a diameter size of less than 1.0 denier and the technology of developing these fibers. Micro fibers are one hundred times finer than a human hair, up to thirty times finer than cotton fiber, and forty times finer than wool. A single strand of micro fiber is approximately 1/20th the diameter of a strand of silk. There are 88 miles of microfiber in one square inch of cleaning cloth.
"Denier" is the term used to define the diameter or fineness of a continuous or filament fiber such as silk or man-made fibers. Denier is the weight in grams of a 9000-meter length of fiber or yarn. The higher the number, the thicker the fiber.
The wedge shaped filaments in Hotrodworks Wally Wags microfiber cloths follow the surface, trapping the particles inside and between the fiber and avoiding the need for cleaners and detergents. The capillary effect between the filaments and nylon core creates a very high absorbency, which in turn enables the cloth to clean and polish at the same time.
Our microfiber cloths hold up to 7 times their weight in liquid, dirt, and grime. Used dry, the electrostatic properties of microfiber attract and hold dust.
Do not use fabric softener or bleach on microfiber cloths, these damage the microfiber filaments and will decrease the cloth's cleaning efficiency. Also, if dried in the dryer, use a setting that will protect nylon and polyester. Hotrodworks Wally Wags microfiber cloths are guaranteed for up to 300 washes.
2 scanning electron microscope images of microfiber cloth
Top view of microfiber
Cross-section of microfiber