Why do towels absorb so much liquid?

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Bathroom textiles should look good and, above all, dry well. Lint formation and pilling are undesirable. On the one hand, this means that the quality of the cotton in a good towel has to be right, because fluff is created with simple towels made of cotton with insufficient pile length. Frequent washing does not solve the problem of lint - buying a better towel alone will help. Pilling, on the other hand, can be avoided by washing properly. You should take special care that the washing machine is not too empty.

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Usually towels, shower and bath towels, sauna towels and washcloths are made of terry toweling. This is a textile fabric with special absorbency and a pleasantly soft and fluffy feel. The word goes back to the French verb "frotter" and means "frottieren", which means something like (with cloths) "rub off". Terrycloth or terrycloth textiles have characteristic loops that increase the volume of the fabric and in this way can absorb significantly more liquid than conventional woven or knitted textiles. The terry goods are two-chain fabrics. This consists of the taut base warp thread and the loosely lying pile warp thread from which the loops are formed.

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Different terry qualities

A distinction is made between different types of production. The full terry with its loose loops made of soft yarn is soft in the hand and has a high absorbency. Twisted terry, on the other hand, has significantly smaller and more stable loops. It is firmer to the touch and has a slight massage effect when washing and drying. With velor terry, the loops are cut so that a soft and almost delicate surface with a velvety feel is created. Knitted terry is a relatively new development. Since it is not woven, but rather knitted, the result is soft fabric with good absorbency and, in addition, a higher loop strength for a light massage effect.

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Beach towels

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For towels that are used on the sandy beach, one side of the towel is made of velor. For this, the upper arches of the terry loop are cut off. Only vertically standing cotton fibers remain. Contrary to the intuition of showing this smooth and "neat" looking side and turning it upwards, you put the towel in the sand with the velor side down. The sand cannot easily get caught in the smooth, vertical cotton fibers and the towel is easier to shake out at the end of the day at the beach.

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