A purchasing guide to quality grades, packaging options, and getting lint-free & metal-free wipers

This guide is all about industrial wiper rags – perhaps a topic on which not many books have so far been written!

This is a shame, because as far as your end-users go, there is a lot resting on the quality and reliability of the cleaning rags and polishing cloths that they buy from you. In this blog we will explain the different grades of industrial cleaning rags are that we supply, what the differences between the grades are, and why it matters.

It soon becomes apparent that there is much more to industrial cleaning rags than meets the eye. As engineering or industrial supplies merchants, your job is to provide customers with a clear choice, while also making it easy for them to make a purchase decision on quality products.

Industrial Cleaning Rags

We have developed our product range to make this possible for you. With Smartora, the brand name of our premium industrial cleaning rags range, we provide various grades of high-quality industrial rags that are suited to a variety of cleaning tasks and environments.

This blog is intended as a general introduction to industrial cleaning rags and some of the eco-friendly and sustainable textile recycling processes that create them. It doesn’t come with any obligation to purchase our products, but we have developed Smartora cleaning rags directly in response to issues faced by engineering merchants like Rubix, ERIKS, or Hayley Group and their customers.

We will therefore use our products as examples of the different grades and categories we discuss. If you would like to know more about stocking our product range, then please get in touch by any of the contact methods given below, and we will send you a free quote. We offer great wholesale rates to distributors on our full range of quality cleaning products.

If you have worked with multiple supply partners, we expect you are fully aware of the reasons why industrial wiper rags are important and why quality matters. However, we still frequently experience the question from end-users as to why cleaning rags matter.

Some end-users are only concerned with the lowest prices. That is, until their order arrives, and they start cleaning with it. They then soon notice that some mixed rags or polishing cloths are better than others.

So, one of the main purposes of this blog is to help you answer these questions from your customers when an end-user approaches you to ask why there is a performance difference between various brands and grades of rag.

There are, in general, two main issues that distributors and their customers run into with cleaning rags:

1) Some textile wipers do not leave a completely clear surface. Small particles of material and lint stubbornly remain on the surface and are difficult to remove.
2) Some textile wipers are not as absorbent as others due to a low cotton content. We will propose solutions to both of these problems in the sections that follow.

Who is this blog for?

This guide has primarily been written for purchasing managers working for industrial or engineering supply companies. Many of our clients are multi-site distributors whose own customers are cleaning contractors, small supply shops, tradespeople, individual businesses, factories, offices, and domestic customers.

We aim to cultivate long term trading relationships with our customers by providing consistently high-quality cleaning products at unbeatable wholesale prices.