Industry News | July 21, 2009

Rubbermaid Introduces Hygen Microfiber System

Newell Rubbermaid today announced the introduction of a microfiber cleaning program from Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP).The Rubbermaid Hygen System features 100 percent premium quality split microfiber.

“Rubbermaid Hygen addresses public hygiene concerns, as well as workplace safety and productivity needs,” says Larry McIsaac, president of Newell Rubbermaid’s Commercial Products global business unit. “By providing a complete solution set, the Hygen System helps ensure both those who clean and those who utilize public facilities reap the full benefits of microfiber cleaning.”

Hygen is a solution including textiles for dry and wet cleaning, hardware such as handles and frames that help maximize productivity and value, as well as buckets and carts designed to enhance productivity and cleaning power. With the patent-pending Flexi Frame, which conforms to the shape of a surface, and Quick-Connect Handles and Poles, cleaning hard to reach areas should be easier. Together, Rubbermaid predicts that this system of textiles and hardware should reduce chemical consumption up to 95 percent, reduce water consumption up to 90 percent, and clean 45 percent faster than traditional methods and is proven to reduce worker strain.

Rubbermaid offers an ongoing training and support program that includes procedural videos and on-cart checklists that list task-specific procedures for front-line staff members. These training materials have been approved by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) through its AORN Seal of Recognition program. A Rubbermaid field support team is available to conduct site audits, lead seminars and training classes and to assist with product implementation and best-in-class cleaning practices.

The Rubbermaid Hygen System is now available through RCP’s global distributor network. For more information about Hygen, visit the Rubbermaid Commercial Products Web site at

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