Maintenance

NB! Changed washing instructions for NMF’s microfiber mops and microfiber cloths

Since the development of the covid-19 outbreak in Denmark has changed significantly, we hereby call attention to change of washing instructions for ALL NMF’s microfiber mops and microfiber cloths.

Because of danger of infection we change recommended washing instructions so covid-19 do not survive when washing.

Wash at minimum 80°C with regular liquid detergent – regardless wheres the products are used.

New corona virus gets inactivated at minimum 80°C and when using regular detergent, therefore there is no need to increase the dosage of detergent or use disinfectant, when you wash.

Under normal circumstances we recommend wash at minimum 67°C when products are used in areas with danger infection. We emphasise the importance of changing it to minimum 80°C to avoid spread of infectious disease.

The change applies to all NMF microfiber products regardless which area they are used in.

If the products are used in the segment, where a lot of different types of viruses and bacteria, we always recommend to follow the guidelines of Statens Serum Institut for National Infektionshygiejniske Retningslinjer (NIR).

 

Following washing instructions should be followed under normal circumstances:

Mashine washing

Microfiber mops and microfiber cloths are machine washable at up to 95°C. They tolerate washing degrees down to 70°C, because the fibres open up at 67°C, where the water hoses the splitted fibres.

Do not wash microfiber products under 70°C, because the fibres will not be clean when washed at lower temperatures.

Drying

To dry microfiber mops and cloths with a tumbler, use one of following settings:

  1. Use the cool tumble dry setting 
  2. Set it to cupboard dry, max 60°C.

Washing detergent

  • Use regular detergent (Ph<10,5)
  • Dose 1/3 of recommended dosage, as microfiber is self-cleaning at temperatures over 67°C
  • Do not use washing enhancer
  • Do not use fabric softener, as it encases the fibres (when used – wash again without fabric softener)
  • Do not use chlorine or bleach, aside from what the detergent already contains

Textiles and machine washing

Remember always to wash the four different types of products separately, as the products contain different bacteria since they are used on different surfaces.

Wash separately with advantage, as the material keeps nap from other textile.

Use washing nets when washed with other textiles – especially textiles that leave lints


Generally

Do you search for further information about maintenance of a specific product? Information about maintenance of the each product is to be found in the data sheets of the products. 

Each cleaning system comes with a number of obligations to continuously renew mops, cloths, handles and mop frames. We recommend that 33% of the cleaning system is being renewed every two years.  This way a continuous renewal takes place, so the standard of the cleaning do not decline.