different types of fabric

The ease of use of a fabric is highly dependent on the fibers used. Wool is a natural product that is usually easy to clean due to its composition. Cotton has a large absorbing capacity. This is experienced as positive by the makers of brightly colored cotton fabrics because the dyes are so well absorbed. However, spilled liquids such as coffee, beer and wine also draw directly into the fiber. This also applies to linen. Silk cannot withstand water well. Because our products are water-based, we can only recommend dry treatment with the dry cleaning glove for silk.

Chenille fabrics often suffer from a sitting mirror or shading and may often not be cleaned wet. In short, dust seems simple, but here too it is better to first look carefully than treated incorrectly. Take a look on our advice page to see which products are best suited for your application.

Natural fibers

cotton: open structure, making it sensitive to liquids, risk of creasing and shrinking

linen: open structure, making it sensitive to liquids, risk of creasing and shrinking

wool: elastic, more resistant to dirt, durable, almost wrinkle-free

silk: very sensitive, cannot withstand UV, must not get wet

Synthetic fibers

acrylic: fairly durable, good UV value, almost always in combination with other fibers

nylon: (polyamide), durable

polyamide: (nylon), durable

polyester: strong material, most used synthetic fiber, durable, good UV value

polyurethane: is often used as a top layer in artificial leather or as a fiber in e.g. microfiber

trevira CS: fire retardant polyester

viscose: combination of natural fibers and wood, sensitive to creases and stains

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