What is microfiber made of

What is microfiber?


Microfibers (optionally also microfibre) are a combination of very thin, fine fibers and are only about a hundredth the diameter of a human hair. A fiber weighs one gram per ten thousand meters, but it is nonetheless tear-proof and durable. In comparison, cotton weighs 1.5 to 2.5 grams for the same amount.

What is microfiber made of?

Mostly made of polyester, polyacrylic or polyamide, microfibre laundry is soft but at the same time retains its shape. Since voids are created during the production of microfibers, they can absorb moisture extremely well and are also extremely good absorbent - The absorbency of microfibers is five times higher than that of cotton. Of course there is different microfiber qualitiesTo Consider When Buying Microfiber Bedding.

Since microfibers are very fine, many fibers can be processed together without creating a thick or heavy fabric. At Microfiber fleece and Microfiber flannel a fluffy surface is achieved by milling and roughening. These blends are often used for bed linen. Microfiber satin is finally finished with a glossy finish, so this fabric is best for you elegant duvet covers. The weaves and fabrics with which microfibers can be processed include:

  • Microfibre - flannel
  • Microfiber fleece
  • Polyester - microfiber
  • Microfibre - flannel fleece
  • Microfiber - satin
  • Microfiber - cotton

Microfiber: properties

Many positive textures speak in favor of microfibre fabric. Properties of this fiber include its Durability and grip. It has a high strength and is almost resistant to the formation of lint, which makes it special easy to care for makes. Microfibre fabrics feel soft and supple on the skin.

Dyeing microfibre fabric is usually quite easy, as microfibre accepts color well. Another benefit is that microfiber large amounts of moisture be able to record. Since moisture or water is not stored within the fiber as is the case with cotton, but only accumulates in the spaces between the fibers, the moisture absorbed in this way can quickly evaporate. In this way, textiles with microfibers dry quickly. In this way, microfibers ensure that the covers of mattresses or bedding are used comfortably dry sleeping environment. Mattresses and bedding with microfibers are therefore particularly suitable for people who sweat heavily in their sleep.

When looking for suitable bedding, you should therefore primarily rely on microfibers. The fiber is therefore ideal as a microfiber bed linen. The microfiber properties and advantages are:

  • feels soft
  • dimensionally stable
  • fast drying
  • resistant to fluff
  • breathable
  • wrinkle-free
The most diverse can be made from the micro fiber Microfiber bedding These include microfiber duvets, microfiber pillows and microfiber duvet covers. But microfiber cloths are also made from this material.

How is microfiber made?

The most popular material for making is polyester, but sometimes nylon, acrylic and cellulose are also used. For the process, the machines have to generate a high spinning speed. Because only with a high Spinning speed it is possible to manufacture the fibers and guarantee fineness. The speed leads to a higher crystalline order the contained molecular chain.

During the manufacturing process, a bicomponent fiber is first produced and then separated out. Only then can they be processed into microfibers. If polyester is used in the manufacture, the fabric feels softer than with polyamide.

What are acrylic fibers?

Like microfibers, acrylic fibers are man-made fibers. Polyacrylonitrile was developed in Ludwigshafen by the then IG Farben company. One developed a process of the Processing into fibers made possible and so the production for acrylic fibers was created which is mainly for textiles be used.

Acrylic fibers can be dyed very well, but they do not tolerate heat so well, so you shouldn't wash the material made from it at more than 40 degrees and it is best not to put it in the dryer. Acrylic fibers are sold today under the following brand names: Dralon, Dolan, Orlon and Crylor. Since the fibers are very soft and have a high degree of bulk, they are often used for blankets.

Care: clean microfibre

If you follow a few instructions, you can wash microfibre easily and clean. As with any other bed linen, microfibre bed linen should be machine cleaned before it is used for the first time. A microfiber blanket should be washed at around 60 degrees, but you should always pay attention to the care instructions.

There are special microfiber detergents for microfibre, and mild detergents can also be used for cleaning. A common question is whether microfibers can be washed with fabric softener. This additive should not be used, as it causes the fibers to stick together and thus the Breathability of the tissue. Microfibre pillows should be washed, as well as microfibre duvets, at about 60 degreesbeing careful not to overload the machine and separate it from dark colors.

In the Wohnen.de shop you can Furniture with microfiber to order. Often, mattress covers are also made from the fine fibers.