March 26-27, 2019  //  Co-owned and organized by ISSA and Trade Press Media Group

The Effectiveness and Bioburden of Microfiber Mops & Wipes in the Built Environment

Start Time:

3/26/2019 9:30:00 AM

End Time:

3/26/2019 10:30:00 AM

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Trends & Technologies

About this session:

While several studies have shown the adoption of microfiber textiles has improved cleaning and disinfection outcomes, questions remain regarding the quality and durability of different microfiber products, particularly after laundering. In this session, attendees will learn about a study conducted among different microfiber mops and wipes that indicates typical commercial laundry processes can cause irreversible damage to polyester microfibers and inadequate removal of viable microbes and other debris. The report will address microscopic structure before and after laundering, quantify the bioburden recovered from disposable versus laundered mops, and evaluate a microfiber textile’s ability to clean and disinfect surfaces.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe impact of repeated laundering on the structure and performance of microfiber-based cleaning textiles.
2. Evaluate cleaning efficacy and disinfectant compatibility of re-laundered versus disposable microfiber cleaning textiles.
3. Reduce the risk of cross-contamination resulting from inadequate cleaning and disinfection of high-touch environmental surfaces.
4. Understand the role of disinfectants in microfiber textile use.

Presented by:

Ron Sample
Senior Healthcare Technical Engineer, Sales Manager
Contec Inc.

Mark Wiencek, PhD
Lead Microbiologist
Contec, Inc.

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