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Top 9 Points of Microfiber Cleaning Cloth You Must Know

Top 9 Points of Microfiber Cleaning Cloth You Must Know

Isunny as a professional manufacturer/factory of microfiber cleaning cloths, although we have exported to 60+ countries worldwide and microfiber cloths have been widely used in all aspects of our daily life and work, we still often encounter friends or new customers around us who ask the following questions.

  1. what are microfiber cleaning clothes?
  2. what are the common varieties of microfiber cloth?
  3. what are its characteristics (what are the microfiber cloth benefits)? Why is it better than conventional cloth?
  4. why should I use a microfiber cloth to wipe my eyeglass?
  5. how to use a microfiber cloth to clear glasses better?
  6. Besides wiping glasses, are there any other applications for microfiber cloth?
  7. How is microfiber cloth produced?
  8. what logo production process is available for microfiber cloths?
  9. What are the conventional packaging methods that microfiber can have?

We will now answer the above questions for you one by one, we guarantee that you will have a comprehensive and profound understanding after reading this article.

1. what are microfiber cleaning clothes?

Microfiber cloth is a cloth woven from microfiber. So the question is what is microfiber? Generally speaking, fibers with a size of 0.3 deniers (equal to 5 microns in diameter) or less are called microfiber. At present, the world has produced 0.00009 deniers ultra-fine silk, if such fiber is from the earth to the moon, its weight will not exceed 5 grams. The weight (in grams) of a unit length (9000 meters) of fiber or yarn is called a denier. For the same fiber (i.e., when the relative density of the fiber is certain), the larger the denier, the thicker the fiber.

microfiber yarn raw material

2. What are the common varieties of microfiber?

The following types of microfiber cloth are commonly used.

A. One mixture of 80% polyester and 20% spandex (known as Needle One in the eyeglass wiping cloth industry), with the following cross-sectional view of the fiber.

microfiber of 80% polyester and 20% spandex

In addition, the Double-Side velvet in the eyeglass fabric industry is also 80% polyester and 20% mixed textile microfiber fabric. But its structure is not quite the same, it is 80% polyester as the base cloth frame, and then a mixture of polyester and nylon fibers is attached to the surface. Bellow picture shows you that No.1 is the basement of 80% polyester, and NO.2 is nylon on two sides.

microfiber of double-side velvet

B. 100% polyester (known as needle two in our glasses wiping cloth industry), cross-sectional view as follows.

microfiber of 100% polyester

There is also a material called Sea Island Silk in the eyeglass fabric industry, which is also 100% polyester composition. It has a different cross-section because it has multiple independent island-like structures inside each fiber filament, so people call this material Island Silk.

microfiber island silk under the microscope

These two kinds of microfiber, polyester and nylon blend material will be better, the wipe effect is also better, and of course, the cost will also be higher.

3. What are the benefits of microfiber cloth?

  • High water absorption: Microfiber adopts the orange petal technology to divide the filament into eight petals, which increases the surface area of the fiber and the pores in the fabric, and enhances the water absorption effect with the capillary core absorption effect. Fast water absorption and fast drying become remarkable characteristics.
microfiber high water absorption
  • Softness: The most significant feature of microfiber is that its monofilament density is much finer than ordinary fibers up to 0.0001dtex, the sharp reduction in monofilament density, decided to have a number of super dimensional characteristics different from conventional fibers, with a silk-like soft, smooth feel, soft luster, small bending stiffness, easy to bend; fabric surface fiber is fine and soft, good drapability, soft to the touch.

  • Strong decontamination power: 0.4μm diameter microfiber fineness is only 1/10 of silk, its special cross-section can more effectively capture dust particles as small as a few microns, decontamination, the effect of oil removal is very obvious.
microfiber advantage

  • Non-shedding: High-intensity combined filament, not easy to break while using the fine weaving method, no drawing, no shedding loop, and the fiber is not easy to fall off from the surface. It is especially suitable for wiping bright paint surfaces, plating surfaces, glass, instrument and LCD screens, etc.

  • Long life: because of the strength of microfiber, and toughness, its service life is more than four times the service life of ordinary cotton fiber, many times after washing still does not change, at the same time, polymer fibers will not produce protein hydrolysis like cotton fibers, even after use without drying, will not mold, rot, with a long life.

  • Easy to clean: microfiber is the dirt adsorbed between the fibers (not inside the fibers), coupled with high fiber, high density, so strong adsorption capacity, after use only need to use water or a little detergent to clean.

  • No color fading: The use of dyeing agents and processes for microfiber materials makes it possible to clean the surface of articles without causing any trouble of discoloration and contamination at all.

4. why should use a microfiber cloth to wipe my eyeglass?

why should use a microfiber cloth to wipe my eyeglass

I believe that people who wear glasses can feel the daily inconvenience, such as winter from the outside into the house, the lens will be directly fogged, nothing can see clearly! Glasses wear a long time and inevitably will fall on the dust, not to mention the autumn and winter seasons in some cities haze. So what do you do when your eyeglass lenses are dirty? Most people’s reaction may be to glasses on a breath, take out the regular fabric or silk towel, or even raise their sleeves and start wiping. But you know what, this method is easy to damage the lenses.

Clothes have large fiber gaps, which can harbor a lot of dust over time. If there is hard dust inside the cloth (for example, small sand, quartz hardness of 7) will also scratch the lenses, so wiping glasses in this way will only be counterproductive, and the more you wipe, the more blurred they will be. And glasses generally use optical glass lenses or resin lenses, which are resistant to wear and tear and are prone to scratches. Under the microscope, the scratches on the surface of the lenses are mainly divided into two types, one is due to grit scratches, shallow and small, the wearer is not easy to notice; the other is generated by the larger grit scratches, deep and rough around the periphery, in the center area will affect vision.

5. How to use a microfiber cloth to clean eyeglasses?

Above we talked about why we need to use a microfiber cloth to clean the eyewear, but many friends are not very familiar with the correct method of wiping, we will now teach you the correct way to use microfiber wipe glasses.

How to use a microfiber cloth to clean eyeglasses

If the lenses are wiped frequently and are not particularly dirty, then we can wipe the lenses directly with a fiber cloth. The specific method is to hold the cloth with your fingers, let the cloth cover the front and back of the lens, and then gently force the cloth to wipe gently in a single direction until it is clean. Why wipe in a single direction? Because wiping back and forth will bring back the stains that have been wiped off and stain the clean lenses again. However, if the lenses are dirty or have not been wiped for too long, use the following steps.

A. Dirtier lenses should not be wiped directly. The lenses should be wetted first, preferably by rinsing them on a tap.

B. When rinsing, it is best to use a small amount of cleaning solution and use your thumb and index finger in concentric circles to rub around the lens.

C. After the lens is clean, rinse the mirror with water.

D. Try to use velvet and absorbent eyeglass cloth to gently wipe clean in a single direction. This will not leave water and dirt residue.

Microfiber gap is larger, strong ability to remove dust, but with the use of time, will accumulate a lot of dust, please remember to clean (because microfiber cloth is washable products) or switch to a new glasses cloth, with such glasses cloth wipe glasses will only be counterproductive, the more wipe the more blurred.

6. Apart from wiping glasses, what are the other applications of microfiber?

Although our current main customer base is facing the eyewear industry, we constantly have new customers from other industries to consult and cooperate with, and in the process of cooperation, we learned that their divisions use microfiber cloth for these industries below.

  • A. Used for all kinds of glass, coated, resin lens, lens wipe, also can be used for all kinds of dense pattern, laser record, recording, video head, TV screen, etc.
  • B. LSI, IC computer, precision machinery processing, microelectronics production, advanced mirror production, and other clean room wipes.
  • C. High-grade furniture, lacquerware, car glass and body, jewelry, and other cleaning cloth. Automotive wiping cloth requirements are getting higher and higher, especially cars, are using suede as wiping cloth because suede is more expensive and expensive, so the application is not much, the market is more flowing is the use of microfiber leather instead of suede, and because of the soft and delicate effect is remarkable, do not damage the car paint. By the user consistent praise. Due to the requirements of high-grade family housing, some high-grade furniture needs to be well cared for and maintained, so that the senior wipe class will have a large market space. There is a good market for wiping cloths for toilets and wiping cloths for indoor cleaning. Car beauty lines are using a lot of this product and are growing.
  • D. Cleaning of towels, handkerchiefs, bath towels, sporting goods (such as golf clubs, badminton rackets, etc.), musical instruments (such as guitars, violins, etc.)
  • E. Outdoor sports: sports towels, sweat towels, beach towels, face protection cover, and other applications
  • F.Beauty wiper: With the improvement of women’s living standards, the new band of women is more virtuous, more attention to beauty and hair, microfiber products are suitable for this demand, and can be made into a variety of different types of beauty products to meet the needs of women. Men can also be used as wipes, and the effect is also very satisfactory.
Microfiber Cloth Jewelry Glasses Watch Sunglasses Cleaning cloth

7. How is the microfiber fabric produced?

Before we talk about the specific production process, we will give you a few relevant knowledge points.

A. Microfiber fabric is produced by the knitting process, so what is knitting? Knitting is a process that uses knitting needles to bend yarns into loops and string them together to form a fabric。

B. Knitting is divided into warp knitting and weft knitting, and we use weft knitting. Weft knitting means that the yarn is fed into the needle along the weft direction to knit the fabric. It is also easy to understand warp knitting. Warp knitting means that the yarn is fed into the needle in the warp direction to knit the fabric.

C. The difference between weft knitted fabric and warp knitted fabric is as follows. Weft knitted knitted fabric consists of one (or several) yarns per row. The figure below shows one yarn。

weft knitting

Warp knitted fabrics: Each row consists of one or several parallel groups of yarns, with one yarn forming only one (or two) loops in a row. The picture below shows four yarns (green, red, yellow, and white)

Warp knitted fabrics

D. Knitting out the front and back of the product pattern is not the same, especially weft knitted fabrics. If you use a magnifying glass to observe, the front side can see the looping column of the loop covering the top of the loop arc, and the appearance of longitudinal stripes; on the reverse side we can see the loop arc of the loop covering the top of the loop residence, the appearance of the loop arc.

microfiber construction

E. There are single-sided and double-sided knitted fabrics. Single-sided knitted fabric: Knitted fabric knitted by one needle bed. The loop arcs or loops of the loops are concentrated on one side of the fabric. The figure above shows a single-sided knitted fabric。

Double-sided knitted micro fabric: A knitted fabric made from two needle beds. Both sides of the fabric have front loops.

double side knitted microfiber

The main parameters and performance indicators of knitted fabrics.

a) Microfiber Coil length. It is also the length of yarn needed to form a loop, generally in millimeters. Therefore, it affects the performance of knitted fabrics, such as dispersion, elongation, abrasion resistance, elasticity, strength, resistance to pilling and hooking, etc.

b) Microfiber Density: The loop determines the density of the knitted fabric (the longer the loop, the lighter the gram weight per unit square meter, we say this knitted fabric is thinner; the shorter the loop, the heavier the gram weight per unit square meter, we say this knitted fabric is tighter). Density is divided into horizontal density and vertical density. The horizontal density is along the direction of the horizontal column of the coil, the number of longitudinal columns of the coil within a specified length (for example, 100mm). Longitudinal density is along the direction of the longitudinal direction of the coil, the number of horizontal columns of the coil within a specified length (for example, 100MM). We speak of density index in terms of grams per square meter on a daily basis. This is the standard for quality inspection.

c) Microfiber dispersion: knitted fabric yarn break cargo coil after the loss of the string set contact, the coil and coil separation phenomenon is called dispersion. Impression of the factors is knitted fabric tissue structure (weft knitted fabric easy to disperse, because he has a single structure), yarn friction coefficient and bending stiffness, as well as the degree of fabric thinning.

d) Microfiber Elongation: The elongation characteristic of knitted fabric when stretched by an external force. The longer it can be pulled, the better.

e) Microfiber Elasticity: when the external force that causes the deformation of the knitted fabric is removed, the ability of the knitted fabric to recover its shape. The stronger the recovery ability, the better.

Classification of weft knitted fabrics

a) Basic organization: Weft flat knitting organization, ribbing organization, double-sided organization.

b) Variation organization: variation flat knitting organization, variation ribbing organization

c) Pattern organization: jacquard organization, collection loop organization, plush organization, etc.

Now we will officially talk about the whole production process of microfiber cloth

A. Knitting:


Fiber yarns are knitted into a blank fabric by circular knitting machines. The knitting comes out in a circular shape, so you need to do a belly-breaking action to get it into a whole fabric.

blank microfiber

B. Dyeing:

Once the yarn is knitted into a blank, we need to load the blank into a dyeing tank for dyeing.

  • a) The material of Needle Two (100% polyester) is sewn together by sewing machine before entering the dyeing tank (because the length of each batch of blank fabric is limited), after entering the tank, the color mixing dye is heated up to 130 degrees and the temperature is kept at a constant temperature for 3-4 hours (the length of time is decided according to the material and color). After the time is reached, we will leave the tank and use the dewatering machine to dry, and then use the machine to unfold the cloth that is twisted together, and finally use the machine to set the shape at high temperature to make the fabric flat. If the color requirement is high, we have to go back to the new clear water tank to rinse the dye before shaking it dry to get rid of the excess dye or unstable color material attached to the surface. If the color requirement of the fabric is particularly high, we have to use clear water to rinse after all the process is finished (that is, after the high-temperature setting), use the color fixing agent to treat inside the dyeing tank, and then come out of the tank to shake dry, after spreading the fabric, low-temperature setting, so that the treated fabric will not lose color even if it is tested in alcohol.
  • b) Needle One (80% polyester and 20% nylon) and island silk (100% polyester): before dyeing with needle two, we have to do an open fiber treatment first. It is to put the blank into the alkali pool at 130 degrees for about 30 minutes so that the fibers of the blank explode (needle one is to destroy the nylon silk, and the island silk is to break the wall of each island-loaded fiber) so that the surface of the fabric is more fluffy, the feel will be more blended.
  • c) Double-sided velvet: The whole process is the most complicated. Before dying, we have to do an open fiber treatment (as we mentioned at the door, the purpose of this is to make the surface of the fabric more fluffy, the feel will be more blended), then in the dyeing tank dyeing, after reaching the specified time and temperature out of the tank dehydration, and then spread the cloth for shaping, and then back to the dyeing tank to re-shape (because the previous action will make the fabric is stretched and deformed), and finally absorb the wool and rolled pile.

In the below video, you can see the part of the procession.

C. Brushing:

The fabric will do the brushing treatment on the fabric after dyeing. That is the surface of the fiber filaments with machine friction, the surface of its destruction, so as to produce fine fluff so that the surface of the microfiber fabric is softer.

microfiber brushing machine instruction microfiber brushing machine

D. Flocking absorption:

it is to suck away the lint/flocking and dust that are completely worn off during the grinding process so that the fabric is cleaner and tidier.

E. Rolling:

The fabric should be rolled in time to be neatly stacked in a roll, otherwise, there will be many wrinkles on the surface of the fabric.

microfiber cloth rolling and inspection

F. Cutting:

Then cut the whole roll of microfiber cloth into pieces according to the size needed by each customer.

microfiber cutting machine

G. Production trademark:

custom logo process on each microfiber cloth according to the client’s demand.

H. Packaging:

The last thing is to customize the packaging according to the requirements of different guests.

To sum up, the microfiber production process is simply: yarn – weaving (weft knitting) – blank – open fiber (needle one, sea island silk, double-sided velvet need) – dyeing – rinsing – solid color – out of the tank dewatering – spreading cloth – shaping – roll – grinding (if needed) – shaping – flocking absorption – roll – cutting – logo process – packaging.

8. What logo production arts can microfiber cloth be placed?

The conventional Logo processes are screen printing (ink printing and metal powder printing), stamp (colorless embossing and electrochemical aluminum film embossing), and heat transfer printing. Each process has different characteristics

A. Digital thermal transfer

Digital thermal transfer is the way of digital spray painting, the image inside the computer through the high-definition printer with thermal transfer ink, spray painting the pattern on the top of the thermal transfer paper, and then through the thermal transfer and then transferred on top of the relevant products. The cycle time is short, and the color allocation is more than 95% similar to the drawing, its efficiency is fast and the color is vivid. It can meet the complex design of color and highlight the high-grade quality.

microfiber cloth digital printing

B. Screen printing

Screen printing generally refers to screen printing, the printing plate in the printing through a certain pressure so that the ink through the eyelet of the hole plate is transferred to the substrate, forming the image or text. Screen printing equipment is convenient, printing is clear, and positioning is accurate. Can be multi-color overlay printing, but the production speed is relatively slow, and the ink coverage is relatively hard and a bit rough.

microfiber cloth silk printing

C. stamping

Hot stamping is under the action of temperature and pressure to make its material surface and thickness change, and the extruded material filled in the mold-shaped cavity with undulating fine lines convex, concave, and in the fabric, the surface to get formed undulating drum convex and lettering or pattern of a forming party. If combined with the electrochemical aluminum film, embossing the customer’s desired color, common is hot stamping golden or hot silver. The gold and silver mentioned here are the color of the aluminum film attached to the microfiber cloth after being hotly pressed at high temperatures to form the color of the logo.

stamp logo on microfiber cloth

9. What are the common packaging methods for microfiber cloth?

A. Single piece flat packed into a plastic bag
B. Single piece folded into a plastic bag packaging
C. single piece folded into paper sleeve packaging
D. a single piece in flat matching paper card plastic bag packaging
E. Single piece folded matching paper card with plastic bag packaging
F. 100 pieces flat lay in plastic bag packaging.
G. 100-piece flat packed in carton packaging
H. 100 pieces flat with PVC box packaging
I. Some other special customized packaging

microfiber cloth package

If you have any questions or want to know more information, please feel free to leave your message in the comment section below and we will reply. Of course, you can also contact us directly by email, we will be more timely interaction. If you like this article, you can forward it to your social platform, so that your friends can learn the relevant knowledge, please be sure to mark the article source, thank you.

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