Single-use mopping systems

Why disposable mops are becoming more popular

Safety through single-use systems
Safety through single-use systems

More and more companies are relying on single-use mopping solutions for their daily cleaning procedures. With the increased use of cleanroom technology not only in the pharmaceutical industry but also in medical and food industry, cleaning and disinfection of these critical environments and their surfaces such as floors, walls and ceilings are becoming increasingly more important. Cleanroom floors do not automatically remain clean – they are continuously re-contaminated.

This unwanted dirt can consist of various types particulate and microbial contamination, as well as residues of cleaning agents and disinfectants. To efficiently remove this contamination from the surface, mechanical action is needed – for this, special microfiber materials are ideal. The choice here is between mop covers which are designed for multiple re-usage in cleanrooms (they must of course be washable and sterilizable where necessary) and single-use mop covers which are designed to be disposed of or recycled after use. But what is the best and most effective choice?

 

For optimal cleanroom cleaning processes there are a number of aspects to take into consideration, such as the wiping procedure, the chemicals used the training of the operators and the type of surface and contamination to be cleaned. Manufacturers of cleanroom cleaning systems are required to constantly meet new challenges and provide adaptable and effective solutions whilst improving the efficiency of the overall process for the customer. At Hydroflex, this is the task we work on each day.

 

Remaining close to the customer is very important in process of developing new cleaning solutions. To quote the Managing Directors of Hydroflex, Edward and Terry Becker: “In order to ensure that our products meet our customer’s demands and when implementing and establishing new ideas and cleaning concepts, we constantly remain in close contact with our customers.” Already 5 years ago, Hydroflex introduced the first disposable microfiber mop covers to the market. The then new concept was the answer to the demands of the pharmaceutical industry for maximum safety, documentation and GMP conformity, together with high cleaning performance. Since then, the single-use mop system has been continuously improved and optimised in terms of cost, performance and ecology. Today, the market trend in pharmaceutical production is clearly moving towards the use of disposable solutions, not only in cleaning. Many companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device sector globally, are benefiting from the increased cleaning efficiency and flexibility of PurMop single-use mop system.

Customers are interested not only in the 100% safety and certified cleanliness of every single mop but also in the reduced effort of storing fresh as well as dirty mops along with simplified logistics. A major advantage of the Hydroflex disposable mops is, that they can be washed and re-used in other areas after the first usage in the cleanroom.

Although our PurMop® disposable mops are designed for single use in cleanrooms, they are not made from inferior materials to those of reusable mops. Our single-use mops can be washed and used for other cleaning tasks outside of the cleanroom without a problem,” explains Edward Becker, adding that “the PurMop® microfiber mop material even consists of special  high-performance fibers with superior cleaning ability. As only 100% polyester materials are used, the entire mop boasts high durability and cleanroom suitability.” Due to the multi-layered construction and extra liquid storage, our disposable mop equal the typical performance of reusable mops. Disposable mop covers do not undergo the typical wear and tear of reusable mops, which are highly subject to mechanical and chemical stress during use, and due to the washing and possibly sterilization process. For the single-use mops, an inspection before each use is not necessary, as the mops are always new condition, and batch-specific documents and certificates are included in every delivery.

Hydroflex sees a confirmation of the trend towards disposable mops in the steadily increasing demand and the rising number of satisfied customers.

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