Advantex® Single-use Research

Mop Comparison Findings

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You may be surprised by our study findings. Check out our research:

  • Microscopic Analysis of Laundered Microfiber Mops & a Single-Use Microfiber Mop – Laboratory Report 105-SMicroscopic Analysis of Laundered Microfiber Mops & a Single-Use Microfiber Mop - Laboratory Report 105-S
    EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW: Eight laundered microfiber flat mops and one single-use microfiber flat mop were photographed at 20X’s, 40X’s using a 3D stereo microscope and 1,000X’s using a Scanning Electronic Microscope, SEM. The laundered mops demonstrated significant contamination and microfiber degradation. In some instances, the microfiber in no longer effective since it is shown to be completely melted and containing foreign material. ...
  • ADVANTEX® Validated MicrofiberADVANTEX® Validated Microfiber
    Geerpres® had its fiber tested by TÜV Rheinland®, one of the world’s leading material testing and inspection organizations, to independently confirm our microfiber denier. Test Report #244158712a 002 | Sample Receiving Date: 07-16-2019 | Testing Period: 07-16-2019 to 07-23-2019 Download PDF Summary At Geerpres®, our entire Advantex® single-use microfiber product line is systematically designed for all healthcare/clinical, terminal, cleanroom, food ...
  • Environmental Life-Cycle Analysis of Single-Use and Reusable MopsEnvironmental Life-Cycle Analysis of Single-Use and Reusable Mops
    Richard Venditti, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor, Department of Forest Biomaterials, North Carolina State University, Room 1204 Pulp and Paper Labs, Raleigh, NC 27695-8005 Download PDF Summary & Results The Advantex® Single-use Mop has a significantly lower environmental impact than a reusable laundered mop in every category assessed in the EPA TRACI model. A contribution analysis on ...
  • The Floor Could be the Weakest Link in Fighting HAIsThe Floor Could be the Weakest Link in Fighting HAIs
    Pathogens are consistently introduced to the floor throughout the day by shoes, transport equipment such as wheelchairs and beds, treatment devices or computer carts, and non-slip patient socks that traverse the floors and frequently, directly into a bed. More importantly, there is a consistent potential for cross-contamination on and across the floor by an item ...
  • Moving to Single-use MopsMoving to Single-use Mops
    Converting to disposable microfiber mops can significantly reduce the HAI risk for hospitals, eliminating the potential for inadequately launder mops to be reintroduced with remnant HAI pathogens. The case study evaluated our Advantex® (Brand A) along with several other brands of single-use microfiber mops and determined that differences clearly exist on several critical criteria ...
  • Laundered Mops vs. Single-Use MopsLaundered Mops vs. Single-Use Mops
    Environmental Comparisons A recent study evaluated laundered microfiber mops from eleven hospitals and found that 27.3% of the newly laundered mops contained microbial contamination, including HAI pathogens. Download PDF Key Findings Laundry considerations: The typical hot water temperature in the laundering process specifies 160°F-200°F for microfiber mops or cloths and excludes the use of bleach unless necessary. Bleach is ...