About High Absorbency & Low-Lint Wipes

About High Absorbency & Low-Lint Wipes

Absorbency matters when you’re buying rags — especially when you’re buying large quantities of rags so you can save money. After all, stocking up won’t save money when you need two or three rags to clean a spill that a single more absorbent rag could have contained.

But for many of our customers, lint matters even more. Fortunately, when you buy quality products, you don’t have to put up with a lot of lint when you buy more absorbent rags.

How to Measure Absorbency for Towels and Washcloths

Whether it’s a bath towel, hand towel, washcloth, or disposable wiper, you’ll want to know that the items you purchase are going to absorb perspiration, water, and other liquids.

Generally, to measure absorbance, you should consider the pile or loops of the towel, as well as the type of thread used. The number of loops, the length of the loops, and the density of the loops all affect a towel’s absorbency.

The longer the loops, the more surface area a towel has, and therefore, the more absorbency it has. Similarly, longer, more fibrous threads give a towel more moisture absorbing ability.

Our white full terry bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths are high absorbency towels that are ideal for drying and cleaning in locker rooms, at spas and salons, and for car washes.

What About High Absorbency Disposables?

Disposable cloths can be more convenient and more economical than cloth towels for many applications. We’ve found that our White Airlaid Flat Pack Wipe has the feel and absorbency of cloth without the cost.

Because they are soft, Airlaid Wipes can be used for personal care or as washcloths in gyms, fitness centers, and healthcare facilities. Because they are so strong and absorbent, they also make excellent wipers for industries dealing with solvents, thinners, detergents, oil, and grease.

Too Much Lint Can Create a Bigger Mess

Most cotton cloths will produce at least some lint. For some jobs, such as finishing furniture or floors, excessive lint is a bigger problem than average absorbency. For these applications look for rags with tighter weaves. Those produce the least amount of lint.

To get a cloth that produces no lint, you’ll need to get away from cotton products. For example, these tightly woven cloths aren’t as soft as cotton, but they’re 100% lint free.

Microfiber offers a nice in-between: High absorbency with very low lint.

What About Wipes for Screens?

Now that screens are everywhere, screen cleaning is no longer confined to the office. Most workplaces use touch screens throughout the day — from clocking in to managing inventory to tracking the production process.

Just like personal devices, workplace touch screens need to be cleaned regularly to prevent the spread of germs and to keep the screens working properly. But industrial cleaning products can make these screens less sensitive to touch which is frustrating to everybody.

Plus, cleaning rags that create more static on a screen simply make the device more prone to attracting dirt and grime.

We recommend keeping microfiber cloths around for screen cleaning. Start by wiping screens with a dry microfiber rag. For stubborn spots, spray your microfiber rag with a few drops of eyeglass cleaning solution and then wipe the screen gently.

For more information about our high absorbency and low lint products, call 888-335-6430 or chat with us online. We can help you find the perfect wiping cloth for your business.

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  • Brad Grossman