ROUGHLY a decade ago, it was the norm for the majority of businesses – from highly specialised industries such as aviation, automotive and electronic manufacturers to industries with general cleaning needs like food processing – to perform all their wiping and cleaning duties using cotton rags.
Typically originating from questionable sources, there was no way to guarantee the hygiene and safety of such rags, which may contain and transfer harmful substances such as lead and cadmium, as well as hazardous chemicals and viruses, onto the surfaces they come into contact with.
On top of that, these rags were highly inefficient when it came to serving their intended purpose: wiping and soaking up liquids.
It was then that RPD Sdn Bhd saw the need to create a superior quality material for cleaning, which could be hygienic, safe and sustainable yet affordable for all businesses.
As such, it pioneered a proprietary process called AquaKnitify™ that enabled the innovation of an advanced wiping material using technologically advanced fibre as a base.
It resulted in the creation of Greenwipes©, an extremely durable, hygienic, absorbent and lightweight wiping material.
Its versatility was remarkable and has since been seamlessly incorporated into cleaning and wiping jobs across countless industries.
This includes aviation, automotive, electrical and electronic, manufacturing, food processing, food and beverage, as well as healthcare.
Priced significantly cheaper than all other wiping alternatives in the market, including cotton rags, wiping towels and similar wipes, companies that opt for Greenwipes© immediately enjoyed up to 50% in cost savings on wiping materials.
In addition, they also benefited from 90% reduction in charges for scheduled waste SW410 – classified as rags, plastics, papers or filters contaminated with scheduled waste – due to its light weight.
Today, RPD’s Greenwipes© serve thousands of clients of all sizes, ranging from small and medium enterprises to Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries.
Combating surface transmissions
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, the country went into a panic buying frenzy to purchase disinfectants, leading to a scarce supply of quality disinfectants.
This was when RPD, ahead of the curve in wiping solutions, became an indispensable partner to the healthcare sector with its Greenwipes© disinfecting range, GShield™.
Tested by leading independent testing laboratory SGS, all products under the Greenwipes GShield™ range are certified effective against 99.99% of all bacteria and viruses, notably including the novel coronavirus Covid-19.
Many businesses still mistakenly believe that hand sanitising alone in a workplace setting is sufficient to stop the transmission of the highly contagious virus.
The fact, however, is that pathogens are able to survive and remain infectious on surfaces for anywhere between a few hours and a few months.
This means that an individual might catch a disease simply by touching a contaminated surface, long after the infected individual has left the area.
To address such risks is the GShield™ disinfecting range, which focuses on eliminating surface-to-hand transmissions that are equally, if not more, risky.
With GShield™, employees can safely return to their workplaces with peace of mind, while companies will be able to continue operating smoothly to minimise losses from business disruptions.
It is the ideal solution for disinfecting meeting rooms, computers, work desks and public spaces with high human traffic like office buildings, malls, retail spaces, schools and universities.