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Microfiber rags vs Paper Towels vs Wypall

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#1 AverageJoe


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 11:27 PM

What is the best option for cleaning food contact surfaces in a dry facility using a spray and wipe procedure?


We process walnuts and all equipment is blown off and then sprayed with a cleaner, thoroughly wiped off, and then sanitized. In the past we have used paper towels but they don't work all that well as far as absorption and tear quite quickly. I recently toured a facility that used microfiber clothes for zone 1 and then terrycloth rags for 2 & 3. They were laundered using a contracted service. I have also looked into Kimberly-Clark Wypall products as I felt that would be better because they are single use products.


What do you all feel is the best product to use for our application?

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:48 PM

We use lint free towels in our dry blow molding areas with a laundry service. The biggest thing that's hard to manage as QA is getting people to grab clean towels and properly take care of dirty ones.


I very rarely see any foreign material or debris introduced by the towels however, so they seem to work well.

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#3 Peaches


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:20 AM

When I worked in a bakery, we used the Wypall towels that came in a large roll.  They did not tear easily, did not have lint, and were absorbent


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