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We’ve uncovered yet another great innovation being launched at the show – this time from Electrolux.
The company’s new Abecs laundering system can double the life of any manufacturer’s microfibre cloths and mops whilst controlling the spread of bacteria on surfaces and the cloths and mops themselves.
Microfibre cloths and mops have proven to be very effective in collecting bacteria and organisms within their fabric – but this can pose a health risk unless they’re handled and decontaminated correctly. With the Abecs concept, microfibre becomes a literal magnet for dirt and bacteria - contaminants are stuck fast as if to flypaper!
The microfibre is then laundered by a specific professional washer extractor with special mop programmes. Not only is the outcome clean microfibre, ready to perform as its manufacturer says it will, but Abecs will also prevent the spread and growth of bacteria in soiled cleaning textiles and when damp, leaves a residual sanitation effect on surfaces in between cleaning.
So how does it work? It works by physical attachment of bacteria to the microfibre that is processed by the Abecs cleaning concept. Micro-organisms and bacteria are attracted to the positively charged fibres by their net negative charge. The positive charge is automatically imparted into delicate tiny microfibres with no other user intervention required.
Unlike chlorine, ammoniums peroxides and alcohol products, abecs is not a biocide or disinfection chemical, that can damage fabrics as well as a being a threat to the health of cleaning staff by causing allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. The risk of building resistance with microfibre within the Abecs process is significantly lower than with chemicals, making it perfectly sustainable and long term effective to use. Any bacteria held within cloths and mops cannot proliferate, so the handling of soiled cleaning materials becomes much safer. Microfibre can be laundered at lower temperatures and avoids the need to tumble dry, resulting in large time and energy savings.
Compared to traditional cleaning methods and based on a 42 ward hospital operating two cleaning shifts a day, 365 days per year, 2555 working hours per year can be saved by reducing the number of hours required to prepare detergents and drying the microfibre. This equates to an effective saving of £17,805 per year on labour costs, producing greater productivity.
Proven results show that intelligent cleaning with Abecs is essential for the protection of any business. It will save time, save money and ultimately can save lives.
For further information, please contact: [email protected]
11th May 2012