Microfibre revolutionises chemical-free cleaning

The development of split blended microfibre is an advance that can help reduce chemical usage in healthcare facilities.


With around 200,000* healthcare associated infections in Australian healthcare facilities each year, hygiene and cleanliness are a top priority for all hospital and healthcare facilities.

Often staff rely heavily on chemicals to guarantee a germ-free environment, yet the sole use of chemicals is quickly being side-lined by the increasingly popular concept of ‘sustainable cleaning’.


The aim of sustainable cleaning is to reduce the use of chemicals and additives which may harm the environment. This extends to the safety of the user as they come in contact with these chemicals and additives throughout the cleaning cycle on a daily basis.

The use of split blended microfibre as an alternative to excessive chemical usage is effective because of its ability to remove fine particles, bacteria, microbes and oils sitting on surfaces and hidden in crevices, that cotton sponges and cloths typically cannot reach.

Described as an industry first, the Rubbermaid HYGEN Disposable Microfibre System features innovative technology that offers superior cleaning performance and improved productivity with or without chemicals.

Suitable for any surface, the HYGEN Disposable Microfibre system also provides streak free cleaning for mirrors, glass and stainless steel and can be used for dusting or wet cleaning. With more coverage than leading disposable cloths, the HYGEN Disposable Microfibre system also features built-in scrubbers that enable complete dirt removal without smearing.


The superior cleaning power of microfibre allows staff to do more with less by removing almost all bacteria in a sustainable way. By reducing the need for chemicals it takes away previously required steps in the cleaning process, providing increased productivity and cost savings. This creates a secondary benefit for hospital and healthcare facilities by preventing the cost associated from outbreaks or ongoing infections.

*Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infections in Healthcare 2010


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