Teknipure has expanded our line of controlled environment mopping solutions, and we’d like to introduce you to the newest member – MicroMop products.
Teknipure has expanded our line of controlled environment mopping solutions, and we’d like to introduce you to the newest member – MicroMop products. This system is the ideal choice for critical cleaning of isolators, laminar flow hoods, glove boxes, and other mini environments. The hardware (frame & handle) are autoclavable, constructed of lightweight electropolished 316 stainless steel, have an extendable handle in your choice of 24”, 30”, or 36” and a simple locking button extension for maximum flexibility and ease of use. All-sealed 316 SS construction provides protection against corrosion, moisture, and bacteria. The frame provides two-direction swivel actions facilitating straight line or overlapping cleaning motions.
The MicroMop mopheads feature durable and absorbent double-layer polyester knit fabric that provides high liquid holding capacity to maximize contact surface area, provide uniform distribution of cleaning fluid, and best contaminant “pick-up” in a single pass. The material is compatible with all disinfectants and sanitizing solutions, supporting a wide range of cleaning SOPs. The fabric of the MicroMop’s head features ultrasonic bonding and is cleanroom laundered to ensure ultra-low levels of particles or fibers are released. It is compatible with ISO 4-7 environments, and for aseptic environments, the mopheads are available sterile. Contact Teknipure to learn more about the new MicroMop system, which is now available and in stock for your immediate needs!
Doing Our Part to Support Best Cleaning Products, Practices, & Results
When it comes to innovation, Teknipure strives to research, develop, and mass produce the best possible solution for your application.
Although we always have and always will hit the industry standard marks for product use, our goal is to go above and beyond them and provide materials that meet even higher expectations – our own. With National Cleaning Week coming up (March 28 thru April 3), we think it is the perfect time to reaffirm and recommit to Teknipure being the leading brand in critical cleaning consumables with an expansive product catalog, and we intend to continue our model into the future with innovation, expansion, and high performance!
Our inclusive industry has undoubtedly faced challenges over the last year, however, we are happy to say that we have come around in full swing and are always prepared to help facilitate customer needs with our cleaning solutions. We realize and appreciate the necessity of informative resources, and to meet that need, we have adopted a more robust and comprehensive assembly of materials to provide all of our customers. By gathering the most pertinent information and preparing it in different presentations, Teknipure not only ensures appropriate reference material and guidance, but can also reach multiple different audiences. We understand that being an industry leader and having a large product offering in a massive market demands reviewable materials that can be referred back to and one-on-one trainings. We are available to help anyone that has questions along the way, so reach out to us anytime.
Teknipure customers are very loyal to our catalog and provide major inspiration in both the development and manufacturing of our products. Through interactions and feedback, we evaluate each application carefully and identify which product options are best and currently available, as well as share the various levels of application performance to provide the best possible understanding of the particular offering. Some of the most popular learning resources are our videos like “How to Use a Wiper” and “Introducing TekniSat”, and the collateral found on our website, like the Teknipure Catalog and individual product flyers.
Teknipure is a proud leader in the cleanroom consumable products industry, and we wholeheartedly believe in our customer-centric way of doing business. We will continue to pave the way with innovations, continuously updating our informative resources library, and striving for even higher levels of customer loyalty, satisfaction, and trust along the way.
The Rise of Disposable Wipers
Decades ago, it used to be that a dishrag/dishcloth or sponge did the several-times-per-day jobs of cleaning up the kitchen counters, dining table, stove top, and other flat surfaces our moms walked by when tidying up – sometimes even wiping a toddler’s highchair tray or their face. In most homes, a dishrag had a permanent perch draped across the faucet or sides of the sink.
A savvy homemaker knew to at least rinse out the rag or sponge, wring it well, and hang it to dry. However, no one ever really gave a second thought to regular disinfection, the very likely possibility of cross contamination, washing the all-purpose wiping tools after each use and replacing it with a fresh one, or similar concerns that today seem to dominate both our awareness and that of companies specializing in a particular product – disposable wipes.
When news broke that the COVID-19 pandemic was taking hold in New York City, all across the country, people feared that soon they would not be able to get out of the house or get supplies into their homes. This led so many of our neighbors to panic buying mode, and empty store shelves in just about every department across superstores and grocery retailers. Disinfecting wipes were then – and still are now – a hot commodity, with manufacturing still not yet caught up with the exponential demand that started a year ago. For more info, read our previous article about the shortage. These, and similar disposable products, are absolutely indispensable now, but they weren’t always around.
There is some controversy about whether this story is urban legend or fact, but it seems wet wipes were invented by a cosmetics industry worker in 1957 or 1958. Using a soap portioning machine, and a mechanic to help further refine his product, Arthur Julius trademarked “Wet-Nap” in 1958, and two years later took his innovation to the National Restaurant Show in Chicago. Colonel Sanders himself decided to bring Wet-Naps to his KFC restaurant in 1963, and this is how a quick, convenient way to clean up was introduced to the restaurant industry.
What we do know for sure is in the later part of the 1970s, technology that could be used to make non-woven, disposable mini-towels was found, and shortly thereafter, the world was introduced to wet wipes. People were away from home more, for reasons such as commuting farther to work and traveling with their young children, and didn’t want to have to stop at a motel every time they wanted to feel refreshed. Companies that could afford the expensive equipment necessary to produce wet wipes, like Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark, took to filling this need. As innovations were made and technology advanced, it became less costly to manufacture these specialty wipes, which allowed other brands with a smaller footprint in the market to get in the game. Before 2000, many superstores and supermarket chains were selling their own brand of them, and their lower price point lured consumers.
Pre-saturated wet wipes are available for many different specialized uses on everything – from your car’s interior surfaces and tires to electronics like TV screens and phones, to the commode and shower in your bathroom, to the household’s stainless-steel appliances and floors, to cleanrooms and sterile production facilities (like the consumable product lines Teknipure manufacturers). And it’s no wonder why they have become so popular and versatile – convenience and ease of use, and no worrying about the downfalls of using dishrags, washable towels, and sponges. Rather quickly and doing so completely with no visual cues, a cleaning cloth or sponge can harbor bacteria, germs, and viruses, and spread things like Salmonella and E. Coli in their wake. Even though newer technologies have allowed the production of more resistant sponges, the user still must remember to clean, rinse, and stand them on a short end to be sure they dry well – and remember to clean where the sponge sits and for the same reasons. A University of Arizona study once found just one square inch of a dishcloth and a sponge had 1 million and 10 million bacteria, respectively. Yuck!
It’s important to know how to properly use a consumable wet wipe too. While it seems pretty straightforward, you’ll get better results – meaning a much cleaner or fully disinfected surface – if you follow certain protocols. First, be sure to read the label of your pre-saturated wipes to learn about the specifics of where to use, how long to leave the surface wet (so they can do their jobs), active ingredients, and more. Since we are still fighting SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make sure you know that you can find the proper wipers on our website (or search the CDC’s website for which wipes have the essential elements) necessary to kill the virus. We also created this video at the height of the virus spreading that shows exactly how to use our cleanroom wipers – the same method applies to home use.
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