Press Release Summary:
WypAll Microfiber Cloths feature Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection that removes bacteria from non-porous surfaces and helps prevent cross-contamination between surfaces. When bacteria come in contact with cloth, Microban penetrates cell wall of bacteria making it unable to function, grow, and reproduce. Thick, heavy, durable, and absorbent cloths hold up to 8x their weight in liquid and prevent bacterial growth even after repeated laundering.
Original Press Release:
Kimberly-Clark Professional Introduces WypAll Microfiber Cloths with Microban® Protection
Industry's First and Only Microfiber Cloth
With Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection
ROSWELL, Ga. (July 23, 2007) - Cleaning staffs in office buildings, hotels and healthcare facilities now have a way to clean smarter while inhibiting the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria on cleaning cloths. WypAll* Microfiber Cloths now feature Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection and are the first and only microfiber cleaning cloths to offer this added level of protection against the growth of bacteria.
WypAll* Microfiber Cloths with Microban Protection remove up to 99 percent of bacteria from non-porous surfaces, helping to prevent cross-contamination between surfaces. When bacteria come in contact with the cloth, Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection penetrates the cell wall of the bacteria, making it unable to function, grow and reproduce. Even after repeated laundering (up to 300 times), the WypAll* Microfiber Cloths with Microban Protection continue to prevent the growth of bacteria on the cloth.
"As a leader in providing health, hygiene and productivity solutions, Kimberly-Clark Professional is keenly aware of the need to reduce the spread of germs in public places," explains Tom Merrill, category manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional. "WypAll* Microfiber Cloths with Microban Protection provide a new way to remove bacteria from surfaces and help prevent cross-contamination from surface to surface."
"Microfiber cloths have become increasingly popular in the last several years due to their ability to lift and trap dirt and moisture better than cotton cloths," he continues.
WypAll* Microfiber Cloths with Microban Protection are thick, heavy, durable and absorbent -holding up to eight times their weight in liquid. They can be used wet, dry or damp.
As with all Kimberly-Clark Professional products, WypAll* Microfiber Cloths with Microban Protection come with the company's No Questions Asked Guarantee, which reimburses customers up to $1,000 worth of free product if the initial product purchased does not meet expectations. For more information on WypAll* Microfiber Cloths with Microban Protection, call 888-346-GOKC (4652) or visit www.kcprofessional.com.
About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional offers a range of well-known brands and product solutions for workplace settings, Do-It-Yourselfers (DIY) and away-from-home washrooms. Kimberly-Clark Professional workplace products include safety apparel, gloves and related accessories as well as task-engineered wipers for both "clean" and "industrial" manufacturing environments. DIY and professional contractor products include solutions for home improvement and automotive projects that make fixing up and cleaning up fast, easy and efficient. Known for innovative, quality solutions, Kimberly-Clark Professional's pioneering products include Coreless Bath Tissue, JRT Bath Tissue, the Kimcare ALL-N-1 Skin Care System and Kimtech Wipers. Kimberly-Clark Professional's well-known brands include Kleenex, Scott, Wypall, Kimtech, KleenGuard and Kimcare. Kimberly-Clark Professional, located in Roswell, Ga., is a division of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) and can be visited on the web at www.kcprofessional.com
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - almost a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries.
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®Microban is a Registered Trademark of Microban International, Ltd.