Glossary of Terms
GREEN CLEANING SOLUTION: "Green cleaning refers to using cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality."
GSM (GRAMS PER SQUARE METER): "GSM is the measurement used for microfiber towel density. As density increases in a towel so does its thickness, weight and number of fibers. The more microfibers in a towel, the better it absorbs and cleans. By using grams per square meter instead of the actually weight of the towel it allows us to set a standard in which we can compare different towels of different sizes." See this video below explaining GSM in detail:
MICROFIBER: Microfiber is synthetic fiber finer than one thread. 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 cleaning products such as microfiber towels and cloths as well as many other products on the market. The shape, size, and combinations of synthetic fibers are selected for specific characteristics, including softness, toughness, absorption, water repellency, electrostatics, and filtering capabilities.
NEOPRENE: Neoprene or polychloroprene is a family of synthetic rubbers that are produced by polymerization of chloroprene. Neoprene exhibits good chemical stability and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. Also, it is oil-resistant used chiefly in paints, putties, and applicators.
POLYAMIDE: Polyamide is a type of synthetic fabric that contains water-repelling properties that make it an ideal material for microfiber towels. These fabrics are comprised of several types of plastics, which have complementary chemical properties. The plastics found in polyamides are called polymers. There are two main types of polymers in polyamides that contain water-repellent properties. Polymers contain polarized ends that have negative and positive charges. The charged ends attract water molecules which in turn promotes the effective absorption of microfiber.
POLYMER: The term polymer is commonly used today in the plastics and composites industry, and it is often used to imply the meaning of "plastic" or "resin". Polymers are both man made and are naturally occurring.