What are Compressed Microfiber Cloths?, and Would You Use Them?

Do you buy bulk microfiber?

Many of our customers use a LOT of microfiber cloths. We’re currently looking into the benefits of compressing packs of microfiber to help save our customers money. So, we’d like to hear your thoughts on the subject. Do you currently (or would you) purchase compressed microfiber cloths? If so, what microfiber cloths would you compress and why? Please take a minute or two to take our survey and help us help you save money in the future.

Why use compressed microfiber cloths?

The majority of the world’s microfiber is manufactured in China. China’s recent COVID woes have locked down large swaths of the country. This hinders the production of microfiber as well the logistics involved in packing and shipping. As we’ve well documented, the cost of all aspects of the business has risen over the past year.

Monarch Brands carries many lines of microfiber. From basic economic 12″ x 12″ cloths to the TowelZilla of microfiber automotive drying microfiber towels Monarch Brands has microfiber covered. We stock both wet and dry floor care products from the most economic of microfiber mops to massive dust mops and all the hardware you need to complete your line. Our new lines of disposable products include SmartRags microfiber cloth dispenser boxes and SmartPads microfiber mop dispenser boxes. As the cost to produce rises, any freight savings both globally and from our warehouse to your business helps to ease the burden.

What are compressed microfiber cloths?

Actually, that is the wrong question. You can compress any material. The correct question to ask is, how are compressed microfiber cloths processed, packed, and shipped! Take your typical 80% polyester, 20% polyamide blue 12″ x 12″ microfiber cloth. Rather than being placed in dozen bags, compressed microfiber cloths are typically bundled as a 50 pack flat, placed in a sealable plastic bag, compressed between two metal plates, and vacuum-sealed. Finally, the bag is heat-sealed to keep the vacuum pressure and labeled with your choice of label. The resulting reduction in volume means that factories can fit up to 65% more products into a shipping container.

The price to produce compressed microfiber is higher. However, the freight savings are greater, and if you do not intend to sell microfiber through retail channels, you will benefit from cost reductions and the ability to store more (of anything) in the warehouse.

If you have not yet take our survey, please do take three minutes to let us know what your compressed microfiber cloth needs are. Also, let us know about any other problems you are facing with sourcing the textiles you need to run your business. Our robust sourcing department is happy to help.