Canister Vacuum Bags - What Are Vacuum Cleaner Bags Made Of?

Discovering What Vacuum Cleaner Dust Bags Are Made Of

Commencing from the humble start of simple cloth bags to the latest carbon PET and anti-allergen dust bags, consumers today are confronted with a varied choice of vacuum cleaner dust bags. One can reasonably say that it's a real evolution that's taken place over several decades.

When a vacuum cleaner is doing its work, there's a stream of air that passes through the cleaner, which enters through the intake port and exits through the exhaust port. This air stream carries with it all the dirt, debris and dust which have been sucked in by the vacuum cleaner.

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Before the dirt drenched air exits through the exhaust port it goes through the dust bag or filtration system.

Vacuum cleaner dust bags are made of porous material, usually cloth or paper or synthetic material. This is what acts as a filter.

The tiny holes or pores in the bag are big enough to allow the air pass through but they are too small for most dust particles.

Consequently when the air streams into the bag all the air moves on through the filter material but the dirt and dust collect in the bag.

Cloth bags are the oldest type bags. It's a straightforward method of collecting dust particles which works reasonably well with older machines. Cloth bags save money as they are reusable but the downside involves having to empty the contents by hand and wash the bag from time to time.

These cloth bags are suited to fit older vacuum cleaner models and are reasonably environmentally friendly.

Paper dust bags have been on the market for many years and the main reason for this innovation was to offer a disposable bag option and eliminating the need to handle the dust and debris. Disposable vacuum cleaner dust bags are convenient and hygienic and most current vacuum cleaner makers provide the version with paper bags. Disposable paper dust bags are cost effective and are widely available.

Synthetic microfibre dust bags bring high cleaning performance to vacuum cleaners. The material is tough and has fine denier size pores enabling 50% longer life as well as about 50% increased suction and 50% increased capacity compared to the paper bags.

For these reasons synthetic dust bags are more pricey than paper bags and it's worth noting that most vacuum cleaners can accept both paper and synthetic microfibre dust bags.

Carbon PET and anti-allergen are the most recent development in vacuum cleaner dust bag technology with microfibre bags impregnated with carbon particles. These bags offer the best protection for homes with pets and people suffering from allergies.

Some new vacuum cleaner pet models with HEPA filters provide the best level of odor control as well as the highest degree of anti-allergen protection. Some high performance European vacuum cleaners claim up to 99.95% dust collection using innovative dust sealing bag techniques.

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