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3M Introduces New Mopping System

Designed to work together, the comprehensive system includes mops, disposable mop pads and cleaning chemicals


St. Paul, Minn. – October 26, 2018 – Daily floor cleaning is a task that can dominate time and quickly lead to cleaning fatigue. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, back strain is the most commonly reported injury in the cleaning industry. Since repetitive and laborious movements are required when mopping, it’s important that cleaning tools can adapt to the user as well as to the job.


To provide an even more efficient and effective solution for daily floor care, 3M is launching a new system that includes mops, disposable mop pads, and cleaning chemicals, all designed to work together for impressive results. The system features the new Scotch-Brite™ Professional 2-in-1 Flat Mop and 3M™ Easy Trap™ Disposable Floor Mop Pads. Using this system, cleaning staff can simplify and better control the mopping process – reducing labor costs by up to 70 percent compared to a string mop.


The Scotch-Brite™ Professional 2-in-1 Flat Mop provides facility managers and their cleaning staff with a versatile, comfortable and durable mopping system that helps maximize productivity and improve safety. The innovative and ergonomic features include:


  • Interchangeable components that easily convert from a bottle to a backpack dispensing system creates a versatile, streamlined system to efficiently dust, wet mop and apply floor finish.


  • Ergonomically designed features, including telescoping poles, soft handles, rotating grips and triggers that can be actuated in four hand configurations, help reduce stress, hand fatigue, and the potential for repetitive strain on wrists and shoulders.


  • Easily replaceable parts sold individually as needed to extend operating life of the mop–bottles, mop heads and frame clips, hook-and-loop strips, dispensing tubes and mop handles.


The new 3M™ Easy Trap™ Disposable Floor Mop Pads saves you a step with a combination wet mop and duster that can be used with the new mop. These new disposable mop pads feature 3M™ Easy Trap™ Sweep and Dust Sheet material and 3M proprietary sorbents, to collect three times more dirt, dust, and sand than other mops and absorbs liquids more quickly.   Also, the products can be discarded rather than reused, reducing the likelihood of spreading bacteria and other contaminants.


The 3M Mopping System also includes 3M™ Chemical Management Solutions, with specially formulated cleaning chemicals that clean, disinfect and protect a variety of hard floor surfaces.  3M™ Chemical Management Solutions are easy to use, compact and take the guesswork out of mixing chemicals. Using the new mops, chemicals are evenly distributed directly to the floor using a trigger – ultimately cutting chemical waste by as much as 80 percent compared to a string mop.


“Mopping is a critical part of a floor maintenance program, and our customers should be equipped with a reliable system that helps them meet their goals,” said Rochelle Quandt, market development manager for 3M Commercial Solutions. “We heard from customers what they need and are excited to provide them with this new mopping system that is more durable and ergonomic, eliminates steps and does more with less.”


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