The Rubbermaid Hygen microfiber single-sided fringed dust mop is a high pile microfiber mop head with looped fringe that attracts and retains dust so that no treatment is needed, withstands more than 500 launderings (200 with bleach), and works with Rubbermaid Hygen mop frames (sold separately). The looped fringe keeps larger dirt and debris from clogging the microfiber, allowing longer use between launderings. This mop head can help earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits. It attaches to the mop frame with a hook-and-loop fastener backing for quick connection and removal. This mop is suitable for commercial and industrial applications.
Dust mops (also called dry mops) consist of a mop head, a mop frame, and a handle. A mop head is sometimes tied on to a mop frame with connected strings, or it has a sleeve into which the frame fits. The frame provides support for the shape of the mop head, which consists of dust-collecting yarns and a flexible backing to hold the yarns together and connect to the frame. Dust mop heads have traditionally been made of cotton, and used with an oil- or water-based chemical treatment to improve dust retention. Microfiber mops are made from extremely thin synthetic fibers that are non-abrasive, lint-free, and hold a positive electrostatic charge that attracts and retains dust so that no treatment is needed. The handle is a separate item that connects to the frame. Often the frame or the handle also includes a swivel joint for flexible maneuverability.
Rubbermaid manufactures cleaning, organizing, and material handling products for commercial, medical, and industrial applications. The company, founded in 1933, is headquartered in Huntersville, NC.