What is Microfiber Exactly?

Microfiber Super Powers  

Microfiber is a man-made synthetic fiber that swept the industry, literally. When it comes to attracting dirt, it's one of the best options for cleaning because the fibers have an electric charge. Aside from these super powers, a microfiber cloth is very durable and soft, making it a great wiping product that gives you a smarter, more effective way to clean.

How is a microfiber made? 

Microfiber is made from polyester and polyamide fibers that are split into incredibly fine strands. Each strand of fiber is then sliced multiple times and tightly spun together with another sliced thread. These microfibers then become stronger and more durable than their natural counterpart fibers.

How does microfiber work?

Amazingly during the process of splitting the fibers, each strand picks up a positive electric charge. This positive charge makes them a good match for negatively charged dirt particles and the grooves then act to trap dirt, debris and bacteria.

Why is microfiber a safer option to a cotton wiping cloth?

It comes down to the amount of bacteria each wiper can collect. Studies show there can be as high as a 99% reduction in bacteria from pre-cleaning with microfiber while only 33% reduction with a cotton cloth.

Featured Microfiber Products

What is Lint Free or Low Lint?

What is the big deal with lint free wiping rags?

What is the big deal with lint free wiping rags?

Well first off, most types of rags produce some type of lint that is left behind when being used. If you are cleaning glass, windows, mirrors, automobiles or electronics you will want as little lint as possible. There is nothing like cleaning a window and seeing lint all over it once you finish. That’s just not right! To get the best results with a wiping rag in these situations you want to use a low lint rag.

What exactly is Lint?

Lint is a small, fine fiber that detaches from the surface of cloth and yarn. With cotton a tighter weave means less lint but also means less softness. Typically the softer the item the more lint you will see. A lint free cloth is a special type of cleaning cloth that does not give up any fluff or lint when being used.

Cleaning Electronics with Lint Free Rags

It is very important when cleaning electronics to use a low lint cloth. Being free of lint means the cloth is less likely to build up a charge that can possibly harm electronic equipment. There is a concept called ESD where lint and fluff can gain an electric charge.

Cleaning Tip for Lint Free Rags

If you wish to keep your wiping rags to having low lint you need to wash them correctly. Don’t wash with other items that have lint such as bath towels because they will drop lint in the wash.

Examples of Lint Free or Low Lint:

A&A Wiping Cloth has a large supply of wiping cloth products that are low lint and lint free.

Click on any of the links below to purchase your rags immediately:

Microfiber Towels

New Blue Surgical Towels

White Knit

Choice White Cotton

Industrial White

Microfiber Disposable SmartRags 12x12

SmartRags are a cheaper option of a microfiber cloth that is meant to be thrown away after a few uses. These disposable rags come in an easy to use dispenser box full of 50 precision cut seamless edge towels.

Microfiber Towels 16x16

You can use these both wet or dry and they hold up to seven times their weight in liquid. A&A Wiping Cloth carries many size options but the 16”x16” 45 gram towel is the most popular go-to microfiber cloth we carry.

Microfiber Mops - A Better Way To Clean

Microfiber Fringe Dust Mops

These are ideal for gathering dust, debris and dirt particles that are on your floor. With the ability to be laundered up to 500 times you truly get a valuable cost effective mop.

Microfiber Looped Wet Mops

Looking for that shiny floor finish? These are great for cleaning the floor. The mop does the work as it glides across the floor. Great finish and easy to use!

Microfiber Tube Mops

Looking for high level disinfecting or in the healthcare industry? These hold up to 8 times their weight in liquid and you can get a little aggressive where needed as these are sturdy, durable and built to last.