TECNOPILE MICRO & SUPERMICRO: Greatest comfort and the lightest weight
Fleece specialist Ponteporto uses only the finest and lightest fibres for its micro and super-
micro Tecnopiles. These extra lightweight and very warm fabrics are famous for their soft,
natural feel and clean processed surfaces.
The greatest comfort coupled with the lightest weight - this is the motto of the Tecnopile
micro and supermicro family from Pontetorto. The unique fact about this fabric is the use of
very fine yarns, with a diameter well below 0.5 mm. This fact alone is remarkable enough, as
the fibers are finer than a blond human hair. But more superlatives are to come – every one of
these extra fine fibers is made of numerous filaments, and, at Pontetorto, up to 280 filaments
can be found on less than 0.5 mm space, i.e., the processed filaments are finer than 1 denier.
The advantages are clear: Numerous small insulating air pockets exist between these superfine
filaments. The Tecnopile micro and supermicro qualities provide outstanding thermal
efficiency despite their light weight.
The production of these special fabrics requires complex production steps and top quality
fibers, because the smallest imperfections would be visible. For the micro and supermicro
qualities, Pontetorto developed a machine - unique in the world - that can perform the
shearing and napping without the need for intermediate stops. This guarantees the highest
possible quality standards and very clean processed surfaces, unequaled by other manufacturers.
Filaments of just 0.3 to 0.9 denier are processed to provide micro and supermicro qualities
in weights from 140 to 240 g/m².
The quality features of Tecnopile micro and supermicro at a glance:
These fabrics give you the greatest comfort for the lightest weight. In the manufacturing of our microfibers we use yarns whit more than 250 filaments in a space of half a millimeter. Packed tightly, these incredibly soft filaments give you the hand of cashmere. We think we have the most luxurious microfiber available. These fabrics are perfect for all base layering uses.
High heart insultation value
Special finish controls pilling
Warm and light