Many industries specify a cheesecloth fabric because of its unique combination of purity, softness, absorbency and strength. Cheesecloth is used for cleaning, polishing, staining, filtering and dusting in the industrial, janitorial, food service and health care industries. Disposables are linty and lack solvent strength. Rental towels are not absorbent or pure enough for clean wiping applications. Rags can be inconsistent in quality and size.