We used to use cotton dairy towels. We were always fighting with lint clogging up our drier, vents, air compressors and vacuum pumps. We were replacing towels constantly. They would not hold up to the washing, drying and chemicals. We switched to BetterMilk microfiber towels. We no longer have lint problems. These towels are soft, do a good job of cleaning and stay together. We will definitely be buying microfiber towels from BetterMilk in the future.