Chicopee Brand Announces New Approach to Hard Surface Cleaning and Infection Prevention: S.U.D.S.

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Cleaning effectiveness is a major concern when it comes to food and patron safety. Chicopee S.U.D.S.™ improves cleaning and sanitizing of all areas within a foodservice operation.

The reality is that, cotton towels are not an effective tool in sanitizing surfaces

PGI, Chicopee brand, a pioneer and technology leader in foodservice cleaning wipes, has announced a new way to clean hard surfaces and ensure infection prevention, S.U.D.S. (Single Use Dispensing System). S.U.D.S. improves sanitizing and cleaning across all areas of foodservice operations - front of house, back of house, and restroom care. Crucially, the S.U.D.S. Towel has been scientifically engineered to deliver the full potency of sanitizing or cleaning solutions to any surface area.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over half of the 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses in the United States each year are linked to foodservice establishments. Furthermore, the CDC attributes over 70% of Norovirus outbreaks, a community acquired infection, to foodservice workers. The CDC recommends regularly cleaning and sanitizing kitchen surfaces and frequently touched objects to reduce risks of outbreaks. Using PGI’s patented SpinLace® technology, S.U.D.S. Towels maintain sanitizer or disinfectant potency. Unlike cotton towels that deplete potency by up to 50%, the patent pending S.U.D.S. Towels are compatible with both quat and chlorine-based sanitizers and disinfectants, and the color-coded lids simplify the cleaning process making employee training easier. Every foodservice operator can be confident cleaning protocols will be maintained with this easy to implement solution.

S.U.D.S not only cleans better in a single dispense, but also provides significant cost savings for foodservice operations. The single use dispensing system with 2 quarts of your chemical solution is able to clean up to 660 tables with just 1 roll of wipes, requiring less sanitizer than open bucket systems. In addition, the closed system design helps to prevent costly slip and fall hazards by reducing spills.

According to a 2014 PGI survey, 9 out of 10 foodservice establishments reported greater customer satisfaction with cleanliness after switching to S.U.D.S. It is well known that cleanliness is one of the biggest factors in a diner’s decision to frequent a foodservice establishment. Consumers are more educated than ever with countless stories of health scares, food-borne illness outbreaks, and global epidemics. The foodservice industry must take action to meet the new standard of cleanliness expected by its’ consumers.

“The reality is that, cotton towels are not an effective tool in sanitizing surfaces,” stated Dawn Huston, director of product marketing “Fortunately, Chicopee has partnered with food industry experts and scientists to provide improved sanitation, easier organization, increased safety, and lower costs with Chicopee S.U.D.S. No matter what benefit you want to consider, S.U.D.S. towels are the clear winner.”

For more product information or to discuss product trials of S.U.D.S. please call 1-800-835-2442 or visit

About Chicopee:
Chicopee, a division of PGI Specialty Materials, is the leading brand of specialty cleaning wipes for the professional market. With over 40 years’ experience developing and delivering solutions for wiping in foodservice, building maintenance, healthcare, automotive, industrial, commercial printing, general purpose, as well as consumer home and personal care.

About PGI Specialty Materials, Inc.
PGI Specialty Materials, Inc. is one of the world’s leading developer, producer and marketer of specialty materials used in infection prevention, personal care and high-performance solutions. With 23 locations in 14 countries, an employee base of approximately 4,750 employees and the broadest range of process technologies in the nonwoven’s industry, PGI is a global supplier to leading consumer and industrial product manufacturers. PGI’s manufacturing facilities are strategically located near many key customers. We work closely with them to provide engineered solutions to meet increasing demand for more sophisticated products.

Click here to learn more about PGI's global commitment to providing superior specialty materials that enable customers to create a safer, cleaner, healthier world.

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