Since 2015, Contec® has been conducting studies examining concerns with using relaundered microfiber products and how those concerns can be addressed by utilizing disposable products. Here is a summary of the studies’ resulting white paper:
- Laundry processes can cause irreversible damage to microfiber structures that are essential for cleaning.
- Retention and accumulation of microbes and debris can occur during repeated use leading to deactivation of disinfectants and increased risk of cross-contamination.
- The combination of damaged microfiber and contaminated textiles may lead to poor outcomes after cleaning with laundered mops as seen in ATP score results.
- A viable alternate is to use disposable microfiber cleaning products for improved cleaning outcomes including less risk of cross-contamination.
Founded in 1988 in Spartanburg, SC, Contec, Inc. has led cleaning innovation in the most critical and demanding industries from pharmaceutical and medical device to aerospace for three decades. Our disposable microfiber mops and wipes deliver advanced cleaning performance and lower total operational costs by maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of cleaning professionals. Contec’s PREMIRA® Microfiber floor pads, wipes and ergonomic cleaning tools are the best choice for a healthier facility.