How To Find The Best Wipers And Cloths For The Engineering Industry

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Our textile wipers are designed to meet the challenges of an industrial, engineering environment. As a stockist, it is important to offer your customers a range of industrial wipers that give a high performance clean when applied to a variety of tasks. Engineering businesses experience different cleaning needs to other enterprises, and the industrial wipes available to engineering firms should reflect this. A typical cleaning wipe in an engineering business may have to deal with solvent spillages, lubricants, heavy grease, various oils and other grime, all before lunchtime. They need to stay strong in conditions under which other wipers such as paper based products could disintegrate.

How Are Cleaning Rags Used In UK Industrial Businesses?

To give your customers the choice they need, a good place to start is to understand the different functions that cleaning rags play in engineering firms. This will affect the types of rag that you offer your customers.

The first task is cleaning, which is a familiar task for all businesses. In engineering firms this commonly involves cleaning up spillages, removing fingerprints and marks from metal counters and mopping up grease stains. Engineers spill their fair share of tea and coffee just like everyone else, but these wipers will also need to deal with oil based and water resistant substances. A high absorbency rate is therefore essential to give wipes the durability and efficiency they require.

Wipers Suitable For This Task Are:

Sweatshirt, T shirt, towelling and flannelette are the more popular wipers.

Secondly, industrial wipers are used to prepare surfaces. For some businesses this could be a degreasing process before painting, or it might involve cleaning printing plates for flexographic printers. In either case a perfect clean is absolutely essential, so you should offer your customers a choice of lint-free cloths. Wipers that leave material residue on the surface will cause further problems for your customers.

Low Lint Wipers:

White cotton sheeting, white linen, tea towel/glass cloths.

Thirdly, industrial wipers are used for polishing, this can be a metal surface, old paintwork, valeting vehicles, boats and planes.

Polishing Wipers:

New coloured hosiery, bleached hosiery, Stockinette

Characteristics To Look For In Engineering Wipers :

High Absorbency

A wipe should have a high capacity to absorb water and oil based fluids. This is important for ad hoc wiping and cleaning tasks. As industrial wiper rags are often used with solvents, this feature is also helpful as it reduces solvent use, aids release and saves time during the clean.

Low Lint

Lint-free or low lint content cloths are vital for degreasing and surface preparation. Many engineering firms use white sheeting/linen cloths for surface preparation as they give a clean surface without residue or smudging. Companies simply want to clean the surface as quickly as possible in order to get on with the main task, so your wipers should help them achieve this.

Cost Effective

Most engineering companies get through a lot of wiper rags! There are always spills to deal with, machinery to clean down and surfaces to prepare for treatment or reuse. You therefore need to provide a range of high quality products that doesn’t eat too much into their budget. Low unit cost and the fact that all our textile wipers are recycled makes them a very environmentally friendly product

A Guide To Buying Industrial Wipers

Our Smartora brand of wiper rags and industrial cleaning products are purpose designed for use in an engineering environment. We have an extensive catalogue of products that cover all the cleaning tasks faced by engineering customers. Stocking Smartora gives you a product range that your customers can rely on and that encourages long-term, repeat business.

To find out more about industrial wiper rags, download our free Guide to Industrial Wiper Rags. This resource explains the different grades of industrial wipers and their uses, how engineering cloths are made and how to get the best value for money from your products. Click here to claim your copy.

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