Rubbermaid Commercial Products Debuts Industry's First Disposable Microfiber

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) announces the availability of the Rubbermaid HYGEN Disposable Microfiber System for efficient cleaning and infection prevention in the healthcare environment.

The Rubbermaid HYGEN Disposable Microfiber System is designed and proven by third-party testing to remove 99.9 percent of microbes, which includes C. diff, a bacteria that can cause potentially life-threatening infections. The Rubbermaid HYGEN Disposable Microfiber System also features built-in scrubbers that enable complete dirt removal without smearing.

"With healthcare-associated infections resulting in the loss of tens of thousands of lives and costing billions, microbe removal is crucial," says Alison Kapp, marketing manager for hard surface commercial cleaning at Rubbermaid Commercial Products. "What people don't realize is that even if microbes are killed by chemicals, they remain on surfaces and become food for live pathogens. We're excited to debut a solution that changes the cleaning game by removing these microbes to facilitate infection prevention and ensure patient safety."

The first product to deliver the cleaning power and efficacy of microfiber at a disposable price point, the Rubbermaid HYGEN Disposable Microfiber System enables cleaning staff to do more with less to improve productivity. The highly absorbent microfiber yarn used provides 50 percent more surface area coverage per cloth compared to leading competitors. The disposable microfiber mop can be used wet or dry and is compatible with Rubbermaid Pulse or Rubbermaid HYGEN Charging Bucket.

Application areas include occupied and discharge patient rooms; emergency and isolation rooms; intensive care units; nurses' stations, X-ray stations and MRI stations; and other public areas.

Source: Rubbermaid Commercial Products   

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