Microsuede vs. Microfiber

By Jaxson

  • Microfiber

    Microfiber (or microfibre) is synthetic fiber finer than one denier or decitex/thread, having a diameter of less than ten micrometres. This is smaller than the diameter of a strand of silk (which is approximately one denier), which is itself about 1/5 the diameter of a human hair. The most common types of microfibers are made from polyesters, polyamides (e.g., nylon, Kevlar, Nomex, trogamide), or a conjugation of polyester, polyamide, and polypropylene. Microfiber is used to make mats, knits, and weaves for apparel, upholstery, industrial filters, and cleaning products. The shape, size, and combinations of synthetic fibers are selected for specific characteristics, including softness, toughness, absorption, water repellency, electrostatics, and filtering capabilities.

  • Microsuede (noun)

    A microfiber knit blend fabric with a soft finish.

  • Microfiber (noun)

    Very fine synthetic fiber; cloth made of such fiber.

    “The spilled wine hadn’t stained the microfiber couch.”


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