Disposable Microfiber System targets healthcare environments.

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Designed to remove 99.9% of microbes, HYGEN™ Disposable Microfiber System facilitates efficient cleaning and infection prevention in healthcare environments to ensure patient safety. Built-in scrubbers enable complete dirt removal without smearing. Compatible with Rubbermaid Pulse™ or Rubbermaid HYGEN Charging Bucket, mop can be used wet or dry. Applications include occupied and discharge patient rooms; emergency and isolation rooms; ICUs; nurses' stations, X-ray stations, and MRI stations.



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Rubbermaid Commercial Products Debuts Industry's First Disposable Microfiber



Rubbermaid HYGEN(TM) Disposable Microfiber System Removes 99.9 Percent of Microbes



WINCHESTER, Va., -- Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), the leader in innovative, solutions-based commercial products, today announced the availability of the Rubbermaid HYGEN(TM) Disposable Microfiber System for efficient cleaning and infection prevention in the healthcare environment.



The Rubbermaid HYGEN Disposable Microfiber System is designed and proven by third-party testing to remove 99.9 percent of microbes, which includes C. diff, a bacteria that can cause potentially life-threatening infections. The Rubbermaid HYGEN Disposable Microfiber System also features built-in scrubbers that enable complete dirt removal without smearing.



"With healthcare-associated infections resulting in the loss of tens of thousands of lives and costing billions, microbe removal is crucial," said Alison Kapp, marketing manager, hard surface commercial cleaning for Rubbermaid Commercial Products. "What people don't realize is that even if microbes are killed by chemicals, they remain on surfaces and become food for live pathogens. We're excited to debut a solution that changes the cleaning game by removing these microbes to facilitate infection prevention and ensure patient safety."



The first product to deliver the cleaning power and efficacy of microfiber at a disposable price point, the Rubbermaid HYGEN Disposable Microfiber System enables cleaning staff to do more with less to improve productivity. The highly absorbent microfiber yarn used provides 50 percent more surface area coverage per cloth compared to leading competitors. The disposable microfiber mop can be used wet or dry and is compatible with Rubbermaid Pulse(TM) or Rubbermaid HYGEN Charging Bucket.



Application areas include occupied and discharge patient rooms; emergency and isolation rooms; intensive care units; nurses' stations, X-ray stations and MRI stations; and other public areas.



For more information and to request a free sample, visit www.rubbermaidcommercial.com/99.



About Rubbermaid Commercial Products   

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), headquartered in Winchester, Va., is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has pioneered technologies and system solutions in the categories of food services, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, away-from-home washroom and safety products. RCP, an ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer, is part of Newell Rubbermaid's global portfolio of leading brands and continues to develop innovative products. Visit www.rubbermaidcommercial.com.

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