Read the White Paper

Defining Microfiber: The HYGEN™ Difference

Defining Microfiber, The HYGEN™ Difference White Paper
Defining Microfiber, The HYGEN™ Difference White Paper

Read the Defining Microfiber White Paper to learn about the science behind what makes microfiber a critical cleaning tool, and how HYGEN™ microfiber products are a proven and efficient clean.

Listen to the Podcast

Click play to listen to the podcast now

C. Diff Spores And More Podcast

Listen as Andrew Rushworth, Director of Cleaning at RCP and Mike Short, EVS Director at Maury Regional Medical Center define microfiber and discuss the importance of choosing quality microfiber with Nancy Caralla, Founder of the C. Diff Foundation.

Hear about what sets quality microfiber apart, the evidence behind it, and how it can serve as an effective infection prevention solution in healthcare.

Hygen™ Microfiber In Action

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested microorganisms by third-party laboratories, including Clostridioides difficile, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Feline calicivirus and OC43.

Percent reduction patient room cleaning times realized when a healthcare institution switched to HYGEN Microfiber System.2

Percent decrease in total chemical consumption for terminal care in a healthcare institution after transitioning to HYGEN Microfiber System from the conventional system of cleaning used previously.2

Percent reduction in chemical and water usage seen in a long-term care facility after implementing the HYGEN Microfiber System, resulting in 73,440 gallons of water saved annually.3

The most comprehensive microfiber cleaning solution reduces water and chemical usage to increase operational efficiencies and improve worker well-being.

Recommended Microfiber Products by Facility Type

Healthcare

Hospitality

Institution

Foodservice

Property Management

Travel & Entertainment

When establishing or reviewing your cleaning process, reference the below microfiber product recommendations for each space within a facility.

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Red

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Red

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth, Blue

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth, Blue

The HYGEN™ Disposable Microfiber Cloth assists in environmental cleaning, the first step in the disinfection process, by removing 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria* to help improve cleaning efficacy.

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth Charging Tub, White

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth Charging Tub, White

The HYGEN™ Disposable Microfiber Charging Bucket is designed to hold up to 60 HYGEN™ 12" x 12" Disposable Microfiber Cloths and a facility’s preferred solution to create disposable pre-treated wipes with the microbe removal power of microfiber.

HYGEN™ 18" Microfiber Wet Pad, Blue

HYGEN™ 18" Microfiber Wet Pad, Blue

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Wet Pad Plus, Blue

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Wet Pad Plus, Blue

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Wet Pad Plus is double-sided to provide twice the coverage and consistent, streak-free cleaning to stop the chain of infection.

HYGEN™ Microfiber Charging Bucket, Press Wringer, Yellow

HYGEN™ Microfiber Charging Bucket, Press Wringer, Yellow

HYGEN™ Microfiber Charging Bucket with Press Wringer allows for easy, "no touch" wringing tp complete a highly efficient flat mop cleaning system.

HYGEN™ 6 FT — 12 FT Quick Connect Extension Pole, Yellow

HYGEN™ 6 FT — 12 FT Quick Connect Extension Pole, Yellow

HYGEN™ Quick-Connect handles and poles make cleaning more efficient in every area of the facility by reaching the highest spaces with ease. The unique connection mechanism allows for easy, time-saving tool exchange.

Executive Series™ HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Glass Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Blue

Executive Series™ HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Glass Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Blue

HYGEN™ Mirror and Glass Cloths are designed with premium microfiber construction that leaves no trace of scratches or lint residue behind on glass or mirrored surfaces.

When establishing or reviewing your cleaning process, reference the below microfiber product recommendations for each space within a facility.

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Blue

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Blue

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

HYGEN™ 18" Microfiber Wet Pad, Blue

HYGEN™ 18" Microfiber Wet Pad, Blue

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Mop Kit, Single Sided, Yellow

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Mop Kit, Single Sided, Yellow

HYGEN™ PULSE Spray Mop provides Healthcare facilities with an ergonomic, bucket-less mopping system to help cover more square feet in less time than traditional systems.

HYGEN™ 11" Flexi Frame

HYGEN™ 11" Flexi Frame

HYGEN™ Microfiber Flexi-Frame conforms to curved surfaces for better pickup of dirt and debris, allowing users to clean faster and more effectively.

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth, Blue

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth, Blue

The HYGEN™ Disposable Microfiber Cloth assists in environmental cleaning, the first step in the disinfection process, by removing 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria* to help improve cleaning efficacy.

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth Charging Tub, White

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth Charging Tub, White

The HYGEN™ Disposable Microfiber Charging Bucket is designed to hold up to 60 HYGEN™ 12" x 12" Disposable Microfiber Cloths and a facility’s preferred solution to create disposable pre-treated wipes with the microbe removal power of microfiber.

Executive Series™ HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Glass Microfiber Cloth, Gray

Executive Series™ HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Glass Microfiber Cloth, Gray

HYGEN™ Mirror and Glass Cloths are designed with premium microfiber construction that leaves no trace of scratches or lint residue behind on glass or mirrored surfaces.

When establishing or reviewing your cleaning process, reference the below microfiber product recommendations for each space within a facility.

12" X 12" Microfiber Light Duty Cloth, Pink

12" X 12" Microfiber Light Duty Cloth, Pink

The Rubbermaid Commercial Microfiber Light Duty Cloth is a quality microfiber product designed for less-demanding users. It provides superior cleaning performance and germ removal compared to traditional cloths.

HYGEN™ 18" Microfiber Wet Pad, Green

HYGEN™ 18" Microfiber Wet Pad, Green

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

Light Commercial Spray Mop (mop pad not included)

Light Commercial Spray Mop (mop pad not included)

The Light Commercial Spray Mop features a lightweight and user-friendly design with cleaning solution cartridge that allows users to clean large areas without having to go back for a refill.

Light Commercial Microfiber Wet Mop Pad, 18", Blue

Light Commercial Microfiber Wet Mop Pad, 18", Blue

The Light Commercial Microfiber Wet Pad helps clean floors faster and more ergonomically and effectively than traditional string mops for cleaner, healthier facilities.

Executive Series™ HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Spray Mop Frame, Double Sided, Silver

Executive Series™ HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Spray Mop Frame, Double Sided, Silver

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Double-Sided Mop Kit combines dust and wet mopping with one convenient tool making floor cleaning faster than ever before.

When establishing or reviewing your cleaning process, reference the below microfiber product recommendations for each space within a facility.

12" X 12" Microfiber Light Duty Cloth, Pink

12" X 12" Microfiber Light Duty Cloth, Pink

The Rubbermaid Commercial Microfiber Light Duty Cloth is a quality microfiber product designed for less-demanding users. It provides superior cleaning performance and germ removal compared to traditional cloths.

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth, Blue

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth, Blue

The HYGEN™ Disposable Microfiber Cloth assists in environmental cleaning, the first step in the disinfection process, by removing 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria* to help improve cleaning efficacy.

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth Charging Tub, White

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth Charging Tub, White

The HYGEN™ Disposable Microfiber Charging Bucket is designed to hold up to 60 HYGEN™ 12" x 12" Disposable Microfiber Cloths and a facility’s preferred solution to create disposable pre-treated wipes with the microbe removal power of microfiber.

Light Commercial Spray Mop (mop pad not included)

Light Commercial Spray Mop (mop pad not included)

The Light Commercial Spray Mop features a lightweight and user-friendly design with cleaning solution cartridge that allows users to clean large areas without having to go back for a refill.

Light Commercial Microfiber Wet Mop Pad, 18", Blue

Light Commercial Microfiber Wet Mop Pad, 18", Blue

The Light Commercial Microfiber Wet Pad helps clean floors faster and more ergonomically and effectively than traditional string mops for cleaner, healthier facilities.

When establishing or reviewing your cleaning process, reference the below microfiber product recommendations for each space within a facility.

12" X 12" Microfiber Light Duty Cloth, Pink

12" X 12" Microfiber Light Duty Cloth, Pink

The Rubbermaid Commercial Microfiber Light Duty Cloth is a quality microfiber product designed for less-demanding users. It provides superior cleaning performance and germ removal compared to traditional cloths.

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Red

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Red

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Mop Kit, Double Sided, Yellow

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Mop Kit, Double Sided, Yellow

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Double-Sided Mop Kit combines dust and wet mopping with one convenient tool making floor cleaning faster than ever before. Industry-leading microfiber, onboard reservoir, and use-controlled release of solution mean cleaner floors faster, easier, and more effectively.

HYGEN™ 10" Quick Connect Frame, Yellow

HYGEN™ 10" Quick Connect Frame, Yellow

HYGEN™ Quick-Connect Frames features a flat profile that slides easily under furniture and equipment. Trapezoidal shape improves cleaning in corners and other hard to reach areas by reaching the highest spaces with ease.

HYGEN™ 18" Microfiber Wet Pad, Blue

HYGEN™ 18" Microfiber Wet Pad, Blue

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

HYGEN™ Flexi Frame Dust Cover, Green

HYGEN™ Flexi Frame Dust Cover, Green

HYGEN™ Microfiber Flexi-Frame Dust Cover is ideal for picking up fine dust and debris in hard to reach areas.

HYGEN™ 20" — 40" Quick Connect Extension Handle, Yellow

HYGEN™ 20" — 40" Quick Connect Extension Handle, Yellow

HYGEN™ Quick-Connect handles and poles make cleaning more efficient in every area of the facility by reaching the highest spaces with ease. The unique connection mechanism allows for easy, time-saving tool exchange.

When establishing or reviewing your cleaning process, reference the below microfiber product recommendations for each space within a facility.

12" X 12" Microfiber Light Duty Cloth, Pink

12" X 12" Microfiber Light Duty Cloth, Pink

The Rubbermaid Commercial Microfiber Light Duty Cloth is a quality microfiber product designed for less-demanding users. It provides superior cleaning performance and germ removal compared to traditional cloths.

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth, Blue

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth, Blue

The HYGEN™ Disposable Microfiber Cloth assists in environmental cleaning, the first step in the disinfection process, by removing 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria* to help improve cleaning efficacy.

Light Commercial Spray Mop (mop pad not included)

Light Commercial Spray Mop (mop pad not included)

The Light Commercial Spray Mop features a lightweight and user-friendly design with cleaning solution cartridge that allows users to clean large areas without having to go back for a refill.

Light Commercial Microfiber Wet Mop Pad, 18", Blue

Light Commercial Microfiber Wet Mop Pad, 18", Blue

The Light Commercial Microfiber Wet Pad helps clean floors faster and more ergonomically and effectively than traditional string mops for cleaner, healthier facilities.

View More Microfiber Resources

Anatomy of a HYGEN™ Microfiber Mop Pad
Anatomy of a HYGEN™ Microfiber Mop Pad
HYGEN™ Long Term Care Testimonial - White Oak Manor
HYGEN™ Long Term Care Testimonial - White Oak Manor
HYGEN™ Laundry Guide
HYGEN™ Laundry Guide

Rubbermaid Commercial Products is ready to assist distribution partners and commercial facilities in their efforts to maintain a clean and safe environment. Contact your RCP representative for more information.

Contact Us

References

1. Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental Best Practices for Health Care Facilities: Using Microfiber Mops in Hospitals. 2002.

2, Rubbermaid Commercial Products. Increased productivity and resource conservation at Albert Einstein Hospital: an analysis of the benefits of the Rubbermaid Hygen™ microfiber system. Available from: https://www.rubbermaidcommercial.com/resource-center/84d2004bf28a2095230e8e14993d398d/HYGEN%C3%A2%E2%80%9E%C2%A2_Microfiber_Albert_Einstein_Hospital_Case_Study/

3. Rubbermaid Commercial Products. Long Term Care Facility Reduces Water and Chemical Usage with HYGEN System. Available from: https://www.rubbermaidcommercial.com/resource-center/cec6f62cfb44b1be110b7bf70c8362d8/HYGEN%C3%A2%E2%80%9E%C2%A2_Long_Term_Care_Testimonial_-_White_Oak_Manor/

4. Rutala WA, Gergen MF, & Weber DJ. Microbiologic evaluation of microfiber mops for surface disinfection. Am J Infect Control 2007; 35(9): 569-573.

>