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Microfibre – the cleaning material of choice at ISSA Interclean 2016

Chicopee, a leading brand of specialty cleaning wipes materials, will be showcasing its innovative, patented short term use Microfibre products, including Microfibre Light, on stand 01.505 at ISSA Interclean 2016 in Amsterdam from 10th to 13th May 2016.

Inadequate hygiene remains one of the main causes of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) in hospitals, with an estimated four million cases reported in Europe each year; of these, 37,000 are fatal1. Implementing effective cleaning protocols, using the best products, can play a vital role in reducing the number of HAIs.

Traditional hospital cleaning cloths and wipes have been shown to potentially spread over 30 percent2 of the germs they pick up to the next surface to be wiped. Even freshly laundered they pose a serious cross-contamination risk. A study published in the American Journal of infection control found that 93 percent3 of laundered Microfibre cloths still contained dangerous levels of bacteria, after washing.

Designed specifically for short term use, Chicopee’s Microfibre Light, is manufactured using high grade 100 percent Microfibre. With Chicopee Microfibre Light, the need to launder is removed, which not only eliminates the cost of using an external laundry contactor, but also cuts the risk of cross-contamination.

Acting like a magnet Microfibre Light has positively charged fibres to attract negatively charged dirt, dust and bacteria, physically removing and trapping them in the cloth until it is rinsed, rather than just killing them. With some bacteria, such as Clostridium Difficile (C.diff) practically immune to most cleaners, removal is a better option than attempted eradication.

External certification has confirmed that Microfibre Light cloths remove 99.99 percent of bacteria from surfaces, transferring zero percent to a second surface4.

Additional Chicopee Microfibre products available to view on the Chicopee stand are the new Fluid Floor Cleaning system, and short term use Microfibre Mops as well as the SUDS dispensing system, which allows you to create your own wet wipes on site.

James Taylor, director of product marketing at Chicopee, said, “By disposing of Microfibre Light cloths after a shift, ward or contamination issue, the cloths can not only contribute significantly to eradicating the risk of cross contamination, but also reduce problems associated with ineffective laundering procedures, which are expensive and time-consuming.”