Wipers are used in a wide range of environments such as the food, mechanical engineering, electronics, automotive and healthcare sectors. But which types of cloths and wipers are best for which environment? ECJ finds out.
Cleaning, wiping, mopping up spills, polishing – these are just a few of the types of applications that require the use
Flash says the market trend is towards disposable cleaning and offers wipes and cloths on rolls, flat-packed or single-folded - all can be branded.
Available are dry dust cloths, cloths impregnated with dust-binding mineral oil and adhesive cloths. There are also wipes with or without microfibre.
Disposables UK has expanded its Optimum ProWipers range with the addition of the ResourceRag, which it says is a viable alternative to white wiping rags.
This extra large disposable rag can be used for any wiping task, is chemical free and strong wet or dry. Able to absorb up to six times its own weight, it is available in a roll which has 300
Chicopee claims to have developed the only microfibre cloth that offers Food Contact Clearance as well as antibacterial properties.
DuraDry has been designed specifically for the food services sector, it’s safe for use in all food preparation areas and will not transfer contaminants even when in direct contact with food.
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Under its Ressol brand Hilados Biete has developed the Microlite wipe, made of spunlace non-woven material and designed for surfaces that may have direct contact with food. It is lint-free and leaves no traces says the company.
The cloth is semi-disposable, resistant and durable. It can absorb oil, water, ink, dust and grease and fits paper/cloth
From Mogul comes a range of spunlace wipes for dry and wet applications, with cotton a speciality. Its Duotex abrasive wipes - which come in a variety of colours - are designed for heavy-duty cleaning, with a scrubbing side for removing the toughest soils and a smooth side for absorbing them.
Q-Wick is an embossed meltblown abrasive wipe with low