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
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%.)
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.
Magnified Cross Section of Ultra Microfibre
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.
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.
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.
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.