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Alternative to white wiping rags

21 October 2016

Bags of rags are still sold by weight not by the number of wiping rags. That’s because they are all a little bit different, which means that their performance differs from rag to rag. 

This is not just about product contamination from zips, clips and buttons capable of causing surface damage, but to the rag’s specific performance in relation to its absorbency, lint content, reaction to chemicals etc. It means increased operative time is needed for sorting in order to check the rag, adapt and adjust to its performance rather than merely picking a woven or non-woven wiper with consistent qualities that make the wiping task the simple task it should be. 

Bags of rags are also not always the easiest thing to move around. Modern boxed wiping dispensers are more portable so can be placed conveniently where needed without the necessity for the operatives to retrace their steps every time a new rag is required. Further, because wipers are much lighter in weight than bags of rags, they also offer savings in freight, storage and disposal costs.

However, in research conducted by Northwood Hygiene Products it was shown that in many instances operatives believed that unless the wiper had sufficient bulk it could not and would not perform the wiping task as well as a piece of rag. 

In response Northwood launched Resource Rag to meet that specific area of operator concern and provide a genuine alternative to white wiping rags. With all the expected quality wiper features of consistent size, chemical free and absorbent (up to six times its own weight!) with great strength wet or dry and low lint, it has the added benefit of being a true handful of a product, making it an even more realistic competitor to bags of rags.