26 Feb 2023
WHAT IS MICROFIBRE?
Microfibres are conventionally defined as those continuous filaments with a linear mass between 0.3 and 1.0 dtex per filament and obtained with a direct spinning process.
They represent a recent technological development (since the 1970s) and their production requires in particular an accurate control of the purity of the polymer and the extrusion and cooling conditions of the filaments (uniformity of viscosity/temperature/cooling flow).
Since they have the same chemical properties as standard polyamide fibers, their performance is closely related to the physical properties resulting from their fineness. The characteristics that microfibers confer on textile products can be summarized as softness, flexibility, smoothness, brilliance, high covering power, high density of filaments per unit area, fine structures with small empty interstices. The most widespread application sectors concern clothing for sports and leisure items (breathable properties) and for women's items in general (fashion sector).
The term "microfibre" does not indicate a particular textile fiber and for labeling always check the textile law in force in your country.
The term 100% microfiber cannot be used individually, but only accompanied by the name of the polymer that constitutes it. For example 100% microfiber nylon.
BEYOND MICROFIBRE READ ALSO NANOFIBRE BY FULGAR
Nanofibra by Fulgar is an innovative product made up of 7 micron diameter filaments. This yarn offers to the fabrics an incredibly soft and silky hand, while offering maximum lightness and high coverage without renouncing the characteristics of resistance to abrasion typical of fabrics obtained with traditional multifilament.