Non-woven, colour-coded, microfibre, through-air dried - why are there so many different types of wiper on the market? And do customers really understand the difference between them - or do they simply want something to clean up the mess? ECJ finds out.
Choosing an industrial wiper used to be a simple process. In the old days it was traditional
In today's challenging economic environment, innovation in dilution and chemical dispensing technology is more important than ever, believes Hydro Systems' managing director Andrew McQuillan. He writes exclusively for ECJ.
The mop and bucket may still be with us, but there's no doubt that in today's commercial and industrial cleaning sector, the
Breazy is a semi-disposable cloth suitable for food preparation areas - whether it's for wiping up spillages or removing dirt from counter areas. Manufactured by Vileda Professional it uses patented Novolon technology to offer maximum absorption and pick-up. In fact the company says it can pick up 40 per cent more particles than a conventional
Hill Brush Company's resin-set brushware under the Salmon Hygiene Technology brand boasts a significant improvement in brush filament retention called Dual Retention System (DRS).
This means each tuft is anchored into the brush back with food grade stainless steel staples and then epoxy resin is floated in to seal the face of the brush. This
Drain and Trap Deodoriser (DTD) can be used to oxidise bad odours without using bleach, disinfectants or any harsh chemicals. Formulated by Roebic Laboratories it works via chemical oxidation of odorous organic materials, changing them into non-odorous by-products.
DTD can be used in drains, as well as to deodorise other items such as mops and
The Edge fly killer is designed around patented technology, whereby the glueboard self-folds as it is inserted into the unit, creating a particular shape around the high efficacy Synergetic UV tubes.
Manufacturer P+L Systems says the board forms edges - known to be more attractive for flies to land on - and creates a 30 per cent larger glueboard