Nonwoven wet mop.
The Tuway American Group, Rockford, OH, has developed a nonwoven wet mop head made from rayon, polyester and wood pulp fibers. Tradenamed
"Nu-Sorb," the mop can immediately absorb five times its
weight in liquid, eliminating the break-in period of traditional cotton
wet mops. Using DuPont's "Sontara" material, Tuway slits
and converts the nonwoven roll good to produce the mop head. Nu-Sorb is
approved for use in nuclear plants and infectious control areas and is
able to be incinerated. The lightweight fibers offer a significant cost
savings for facilities that dispose of hazardous waste mopping products
by weight in costly landfills.