The fibres act like a magnet, removing and trapping bacteria until released
Chicopee, a supplier of cleaning wipes and materials, has added Chicopee Microfibre Light, a cleaning cloth for the healthcare sector, to its portfolio.
Microfibre Light features a microfibre structure that delivers superior cleaning performance, the company says.
Designed for short-term use, the wipe removes 99.99% of microbes and removes bacteria without chemicals.
The distinctive design and construction of the splittable Microfibre Light ensures that bacteria are trapped in the cloth and not released onto the next surface wiped.
Known as the ‘capillary effect’, Microfibre Light’s fibres act like a magnet, removing and trapping bacteria until released. This is because they are positively charged – while bacteria, dirt and dust are negatively charged – consequently, they are all attracted to the cloth.
By using Microfibre Light for short-term periods healthcare cleaning professionals can be confident that bacteria will be removed from surfaces
One of the most challenging tasks facing the healthcare industry is keeping important areas of a facility clean and free from contamination. A recent study by the American Journal of Infection Control found that 93% of microfibre cloths tested, used to clean hospital rooms after being laundered, still contained dangerous levels of bacteria such as E.Coli.
Biolab tests in the UK have also shown that traditional cloths transferred 32% of microbes collected from one surface to the next, while microfibre transferred 0%.
James Taylor, Director of Product Marketing at Chicopee, said: 'By using Microfibre Light for short term periods healthcare cleaning professionals can be confident that bacteria will be removed from surfaces and risks of cross contamination, that can lead to Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) and Community Associated Infections (CAIs), are significantly reduced.'
The Chicopee Microfibre Light cloth is available in five colours to help match HACCP standards for safe cleaning, with 40 sheets in each re-sealable pack.
Chicopee North America is a subsidiary of Avintiv (Polymer Group Inc) and has operations in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Avintiv operates Chicopee North America and Chicopee Europe, which is based in the Netherlands.