Cleaning the environment of medical institutions is the most important point in the control of nosocomial infection. There are many kinds of cleaning cloth in the hospital environment, including disinfectant wipes, microfiber towels and cotton towels.
Comparison of the removal rate of bacteria on the surface of three cleaning cloths (n)
|Cloth type||n||Total number of colonies (cfu/cm2)|
|Before cleaning||After cleaning||Bacteria clearance rate (%)|
The results show that the bacteria removal rate of disinfectant wet towel is similar to that of microfiber towel, and it is better than that of cotton towel.
What is microfiber towel
A towel made of microfiber. Microfiber, also known as microfiber, very fine fiber, English name microfiber. The main ingredients are polyester and polyamide (80% polyester and 20% nylon in China). The fiber fineness of microfiber is between 0.1-0.5dan (weight unit), the diameter is less than 5 μ m, the fiber fineness is 1 / 200 of hair, 1 / 20 of common chemical fiber, the fiber strength is 5 times of common fiber, the durability is very strong, the adsorption capacity, water absorption speed and water absorption capacity are 7 times of common fiber.
Advantages of microfiber towel
The ultra-fine fiber is divided into eight segments by orange petal technology, which makes the surface area of the fiber increase and the pores in the fabric increase. Rapid water absorption and drying become its remarkable characteristics.
The fineness of Microfiber with diameter of 0.4 μ m is only 1 / 10 of that of silk. Its special cross section can capture dust particles as small as a few microns more effectively. The effect of decontamination and cleaning is very obvious.
The high-strength synthetic fiber filament is not easy to break. At the same time, the fine weaving method is adopted, so that no spinning, no looping, and the fiber is not easy to fall off from the towel surface. It is especially suitable for cleaning bright paint surface, electroplated surface, glass, etc. in the daily cleaning of various objects in the hospital, it can achieve a very ideal cleaning effect.
Because of its high strength and toughness, the service life of microfiber is more than 4 times that of cotton towel, and it is still invariable after washing for many times. At the same time, polymer fiber will not produce protein hydrolysis like cotton fiber, even if it is not dried after use, it will not mildew or rot.
Easy to clean
When the ordinary towel is used, especially the natural fiber towel, the dirt on the surface of the object to be wiped is directly absorbed into the fiber, and remains in the fiber after use, which is not easy to remove. And the microfiber towel is to absorb the dirt between the fibers (not the inside of the fibers), in addition to the high fiber size and density, so the adsorption capacity is strong. After use, it can only be cleaned with water or a little detergent.
In a comprehensive consideration, under the increasingly strict control of nosocomial infection, microfiber towels are the best cleaning cloth for hospital in terms of cleaning effect and cost performance on the surface of objects in high frequency contact.