ecloth Lab Tests
The Test Results are in.
Silliker finds e-cloth microfiber removes more than 99% of bacteria with just water!
Silliker is the leading internationally accredited provider of food safety, quality and nutrition services with locations in 16 countries. Silliker clients include Kraft Foods, Kelloggs, McDonalds and Carrefour.
Silliker Research, an independent research laboratory with 45 labs worldwide, proved that ALL e-cloth ® microfiber (not just the cloth containing nano-silver) removes over 99% of bacteria from a hard surface using just water, and showed that ALL our microfiber is effective against E.Coli, Listeri and Aspergillus.
SILLIKER TEST RESULTS - PERCENTAGE OF BACTERIA REMOVAL ON e-cloth® USING JUST WATER
|Test performed on e-cloth® using just water||% of Escherichia coli (E-coli) removal||% of Listeria monocytogenes removal||% of Aspergillus niger removal|
|General Purpose Cloth using water (non-silver)||99.9%||99.1%||99.4%|
|Glass & Polishing Cloth using water (non-silver)||99.9%||99.9%||99.4%|
|Antibacterial Professional Cloth using water (silver)||99.9%||99.9%||99.4%|
|Deep Clean Mop Head using water (non-silver)||99.9%||98.1%||99.4%|
Non-silver e-cloth ® products, along with the cloth containing silver ions, were tested to determine transfer of bacteria after being rinsed under hot water from a faucet. The same e-cloths used to remove over 99% of bacteria from a hard surface were rinsed and then tested for transfer of bacteria to a sterile surface. The sequence was done 10 times in a row using the same microfiber cloth. Each time, bacteria transfer was 0.01% or less.
Testing completed on e-cloth® 0.13 denier microfiber. Results for thicker-stranded microfiber products may vary.
The Silliker Group conducted detailed independent microbiological research studies to validate the effectiveness of using e-cloth® and water on removing common bacteria from hard surfaces. The study found:
- Using only water, e-cloth® removes over 99% of common bacteria, including E-coli and Listeria.
- e-cloth® locks bacteria away inside the cloth's special fibers, where it stays until the cloths are rinsed. After a rinse-through with warm water, e-cloth® re-introduced just 0.01% of bacteria back onto a sterile surface.
- e-cloth ® offers water-based cleaning. With e-cloth ® , Chemicals are not needed to remove thick grease, dirt, and bacteria from all around the home. With just water and a cloth, surfaces are left sparkling and free of streaks and lint!
The results of the study show that efficiency of cleaning with e-cloth microfiber and just water is close to the efficiency of competitor cloths using chemicals, non chemical additives and disinfectants.
Silliker Interpretation of Bacteria Transfer:
The evaluation of bacteria transfer show that when the same cloth is used again (after simply rinsing under warm tap water), e-cloths remove bacteria, and the transfer of bacteria from the e-cloth to another surface is only 0.01%.