Friday, October 11, 2013
As early as the 1950's synthetic microfiber cloth was used in places where ultra-safe and sanitary conditions were required. These included military facilities, specialized hospitals, laboratories and exclusive high-end hotels. Microfiber cloth has undergone the same evolution in utility as the production of multi-use synthetics themselves.
Most microfiber products like bed sheets, cleaning cloths and pillow cases are made from a pure polyester filament, or a special polyester blend. The blends are usually derived from nylon or Kevlar. Each strand of microfiber is only a fraction of the diameter of a human hair or a thread of silk. Though completely synthetic, microfiber is extremely soft and absolutely conducive to the maintenance of sanitary conditions. Microfiber is also very cheap to produce. Wholesale products using this type of fabric are attractive to many businesses.
In recent years, most hotel chains and exclusive private resorts have switched to pillow cases made from microfiber. When compared to natural materials like silk, cotton and bamboo, microfiber excels within each category of consumer and industry standards. Microfiber is softer than Egyptian cotton because the threads are much smaller and possess the potential for ultra-flexibility. Microfiber is easily dyed and patterned to match any decor. Above all, microfiber allows 99% disinfection with common methods of laundering. There is no reason why hotels and hospitals should continue using cotton thread pillow cases and sheets, when the properties that microfiber provides is proven to perform better than traditional materials.
In every way, microfiber pillow cases perform better than standard types. There are a host of problems that hotel staff encounters when laundering and switching out pillow cases. These are all remedied with a conversion to microfiber.
Microfiber bedding is breathable. It stays cool in hot conditions and acts as an insulator when temperatures are cool. This means less biologic material with be left on the material. When staining and biologic material is picked up by microfiber it is stored in atomically-charged channels within each microfiber. With a simple and standard wash, the synthetic surfaces give-up all foreign materials and remain intact. There is virtually no wear with items like microfiber pillow cases. In the laundering process, standard dryer sheets will remove any lint and eliminate wrinkles.
Any quality that homeowners or hotel workers look for in desirable pillow cases is exhibited in varieties made from microfiber or microfiber blends. Microfiber pillow cases minimize the workload for individuals and housekeepers because they come clean on a first wash. Pillow cases made from microfiber hold their shape, are static-free and do not fade. They are extremely light-weight so a greater number of them can be handled at one time.
Above all, microfiber coverings are inexpensive to purchase, launder and replace. Synthetic cloth processes use materials which are readily available and yield extreme volumes of product. A business that needs a large volume of bedding pieces would do well to use microfiber because of health and sanitation reasons, as well as, the advantage of saving money on material over time.
by: Palmetto Linen