Villa Rica, Georgia. Intex DIY, Inc., a leading supplier of wiping products to the retail consumer market in North America, has been awarded a United States Patent (#US 10,350,649 B1) for its innovative cloth replacement product known as PFC® (Precision-Fiber® Cloth). PFC® paint and cleaning rags, introduced to the market in 2016, is a unique blend of natural fibers hydro-entangled with durable polymers and processed through a textile finishing process that creates cloth-like rags with soft hand feel, exceptional strength, low lint, and super-absorbency. PFC® wipers can also be machine washed for re-use.
The spunlace non-woven technology combined with the patented finishing process eliminates the inconsistencies associated with cloth rags made from new t-shirt seconds or reclaimed used clothing, and offer additional user benefits including solvent resistance, lower cost per piece, and consistent size and shape. PFC® wipers are also more pliable for precision wiping performance on smooth surfaces and in tight corners.
“We are pleased that our product development and marketing teams’ passion for innovation has been recognized by the award of this patent,” stated Robert Dailey III, CEO of Intex. “Our company is committed to continuing to develop and introduce new products that provide better solutions for our retail partners and their customers.”
About Intex DIY, Inc.
Intex is headquartered in Villa Rica, Georgia with over 220,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution operations around Atlanta. As a primary vendor partner to home improvement and hardware retailers, automotive chains, paint retailers, and national MRO supply companies, Intex currently supplies a large majority of paint rags, terry towels, and microfiber cleaning accessories sold in the United States. Intex’s product lines also include floor sweeper cloths and mop pads, shop towels, canvas drop cloths, disposable non-woven wipers, and a variety of paint sundry and cleaning accessories.