Advantages of Engineered Nonwoven Shop Towels over Rentals

Many manufacturers enter into contracts with industrial towel services to rent shop towels. These services specialize in managing towel inventory for factories,Advantages of Engineered Nonwoven Shop Towels over Rentals Articles inspecting used towels for quality control, and laundering towels properly. Shop towels used in factories aren’t used only to wipe up dirt, grease and spills. They may also be used to wipe up metal shavings left behind from milling parts. To facilitate surface cleanup, liquid chemical surfactants or solvents might be applied to shop towels to remove grease, dissolve adhesives or clean up ink among other critical processes. Shop towels are also used by workers to wipe their hands and faces clean.

Factories and shops count on their laundered shop towels to be returned clean and free from contaminants. However, studies have shown that rental shop towels can contain lead and other heavy metals even after laundering. Employees could be at risk for overexposure to the potentially toxic contaminants left in those shop towels in the long term. Metal shavings sometimes get caught in the cloth that can cause damage to equipment or injure someone’s skin. Even if your facility does not produce metal shavings or use solvents, cross contamination in the laundry could occur.

Nonwoven, engineered, disposable shop towels are a reliable and consistent answer to help avoid the risk of contaminants left after laundering. Heavy duty nonwovens have all the characteristics of cloth shop towels and more. Like cloth shop towels, they are soft, absorbent, solvent resistant and strong when used wet or dry. It is possible that a typical cloth “one-size-fits-all” shop towel might not the right tool for the wiping task.

The benefit of engineered shop towels for critical work processes is that they can be customized with a variety of performance features to optimize results and improve productivity. These include features such as virtually lint-free, absorption capacity, tear resistance, fiber makeup, finish and weight. Every new towel taken from the package is consistently the same as the last, and is clean and free from contaminants that could negatively affect people or equipment.