ultra microfibre  

How do Chi cloths work?

Chi Cloths unique wedge shaped ultra microfibres break down dirt and grease as you wipe without damaging the surface.  Capillary action draws the dirt and bacteria deep into the dampened cloth where it remains locked in over a million fibres until rinsed.  These microscopic fibres reach deep into the pores of the surface where normal larger round fibres are unable to get to. (see animation below)

Super Absorbent, our unique tricot weave, creates thousands of loops resulting in an enormous surface area.  This gives the cloths superior and rapid absorbency up to 6 times their weight in dust, dirt, pollen, mites, grime, grease and bacteria. 

More powerful at removing dirt and bacteria than bleach(The bacterial removal of 99.94 % on first use and 98.1% after 5 washes compares very favourably to undiluted bleach at 91%.) 

 

              

Static Force

When used dry the fibres act like a dust magnet.  The chemical process manufacturers use to split the microfibres creates a positive electric charge The static force causes dust which has a negative charge to cling to the dry mop or duster.


Microfibre Technology

              

Magnified Cross Section of Ultra Microfibre

Microscopic Fibres

During manufacture the fibres are split into wedge shaped areas as seen in the diagram.  The individual fibres are microscopic with a diameter of 1 micrometre = 1/1,000,000m. - invisible to the naked eye. 

Ultra microfibres are so small that one square centimetre of cloth contains over 200,000 strands - this would be about 30km in length.

Split Fibres

Ultra microfibre is a split fibre of 80% polyester for strength and 20% polyamide for super absorbency.  Combined in this way the fibres give incredible cleaning power.

Super Absorbent Tricot Weave

One of the micro fibre polymers is lipophilic (has an affinity to oil) so oil, fat and grease adhere directly to the fibres.

How fine?

Denier is the term used to define the diameter or fineness of a fibre.  Chi Cleans ultra microfibre is incredibly fine with a denier of approximately 0.1 to 0.2 denier allowing for greater absorbency, capillary action, static force and resultant cleaning power. 

Lesser quality microfibre cloths have a denier between 0.5 and 1.0 or higher. Silk has a denier of 8… human hair is 25.  

Static Force

When used dry the fibres act like a dust magnet.  The chemical process manufacturers use to split the microfibres creates a positive electric charge. When dry, the static force causes dust which has a negative charge to cling to the dry mop or duster.

 

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