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What Is Microfiber?

Microfiber refers to a synthetic fiber that measures less than one denier (unit of measure for the linear mass density of fibers). Most microfibers are made from polyesters or nylons, and are used to make non-woven, woven and knitted textiles.

Microfiber can be used to make many things, such as Ultrasuede, (which is an animal-free imitation suede which is cheaper and easier to clean) for clothing and furniture. Microfiber is also used as insulation in sleeping bags. There was even a microfiber basketball which had a short stint in the NBA but was quickly replaced with the classic leather balls.

Perhaps one of the most popular uses for microfibers is in the cleaning industry. When high quality microfiber is combined with the right knitting process, it becomes a very effective cleaning product. The microfiber material can be used for many different jobs and here is why: The Fabrics made with microfiber are extremely soft and hold their shape well. They can hold up to eight times their weight in water, and have an amazing ability to absorb oils. From cleaning eyeglasses, computer screens and car interior, to mopping the floor; microfiber seems to have many uses when cleaning your home.