Textile wipers are often described as rags. This is a standard description but we have
always considered it a bit unfair! Textile wipers are many things, but to call them rags
suggests they are simply thrown together from discarded old cloth. Nothing could be
further from the truth.
Our cleaning wipes are purpose designed and manufactured to clean different surfaces
and environments. Some materials are better at mopping up fluid spillages than others,
while other materials are better at polishing steel surfaces.
In 40 years’ experience in the industrial cleaning market, we have developed precise
standards for measuring the different characters of materials, and creating the right
sort of textiles to handle different tasks.
Wiper grades and how they are calculated
We rate the qualities of different textiles in terms of grades. A grade is a rating from 1
to 10 that indicates how well a material performs as a given task. Grade 1 is the poorest
rating, while Grade 10 is the best.
There are many different grades of textile wipers and the one you choose depends on
the application you require. A low grade wiper doesn’t mean that it is a substandard
product – is simply means that for a particular function, a different grade may be
Our grades are calculated based on three key characteristics:
1) Absorbency: how well a textile absorbs fluid.
2) Lint free: to what extent a textile leaves lint residue on a cleaned surface.
3) Polishing Qualities: how well a textile performs as a polishing cloth.
When assessing a textile, we grade it in terms of these three characters. So Textile A
may have an absorbency of 6, a lint free grade 1 and a polishing quality of 10; while
Textile B may have an absorbency of 10, a lint free grade 9 and a polishing quality of 7.
When designing our product range we use this grading system to maximise
performance and quality. The result are our four cleaning wiper ranges, each
containing a variety of products. Within these ranges we offer 16 different grades of
wiper, each one having its own unique properties that benefit all different kinds of
Our white towel material is sourced from commercial laundries where it has been
washed prior to being collected by us for cutting into wipers. This product is soft and
highly absorbent because of its bulk, making it ideal for cleaning and polishing. Widely
used in the food and drink industry, aerospace, restoration and commercial cleaning sectors.
Absorbency: 10 | Lint-free: 4 | Polishing quality: 8
Sourced in the same way as our white towel cloths, white sheeting is a popular wiper; being
absorbent, low lint, and soft. It is used widely in the engineering industry for wide range of applications
including metal polishing and painting.
Absorbency: 10 | Lint-free: 9 | Polishing quality: 5
Manufactured from 100% high-quality, medium weight cotton reminiscent of white T-shirts,
this popular wiper grade has good all-round cleaning, polishing and absorbent qualities.
The product works well in car valeting, the print industry and for cleaning engineering
components, due to its high lint-free rating.
Absorbency: 7 | Lint-free: 9 | Polishing quality: 7
This is our general purpose cleaning cloth made from recycled textiles from a variety of sources, including
towels, shirts and bed sheets. The mixed engineering is cheap, hard-working and can be used for
many different cleaning functions.
Absorbency: 4 | Lint-free: 4 | Polishing Quality: 2