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Jul 11 2012

From rags to riches – World of Wipes 2012

From rags to riches – World of Wipes 2012

Many of the benefits of disposable nonwoven wipes in the workplace over laundered and reusable cleaning materials (what are referred to in the US as ‘shop towels’) have been pretty well demonstrated over the past 30 years.

Yet in the USA, there has been a long-running fight to level the playing field for them – to the extent that eight years ago, questions were even asked in Congress about Richard Farmer, the founder of laundered workwear and services supplier Cintas, which employs 30,000 people and had sales of $3.8 billion in 2011.  His influence as a big donor to the presidential campaign of George Bush was questioned at that time, but eventually found to be not outside the realms of acceptability.