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Intex Awarded ISO 9001 Certification

Villa Rica, Georgia – June 18, 2020

Intex DIY, Inc., the largest supplier of wiping rags and towels to the US retail market, headquartered in Villa Rica, Georgia, has been awarded ISO 9001 certification for the manufacturing, fulfillment and sale of wiping cloths and rags, drop cloths, paint sundries, cleaning accessories, car and boat care products into the aerospace, retail, hardware, automotive, paint and general merchandise channels.

Robert Dailey, President and CEO of Intex, said “our ISO Project Committee worked for over six months to satisfy the stringent requirements of the ISO 9001 certification as set by the certification board of SGS North America. They accomplished this in addition to performing their normal everyday duties and responsibilities. We are extremely proud of our management and employee teams in our Villa Rica and Atlanta Annex facility, both of which earned the certification status.”

SGS North America, Inc. is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company doing business in the United states since 1919 and responsible for ISO 9001 certification processes.

About Intex DIY, Inc.

Intex is headquartered in Villa Rica, Georgia with over 320,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution operations employing almost 200 people around Atlanta by the end of 2020. 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 the disposable wipers, paint rags, terry towels, and microfiber cleaning accessories sold in the United States retail market. Intex’s product lines also include a new line of disposable non-woven cloth-like wipes called SNAPS! developed for the covid-19 driven demand for cleaning and disinfecting accessories.

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How to make your own DIY Cleaning Wipes

75ct-Snaps-FrontWith the scarcity of essential cleaning products on the market, hard to get items such as disinfecting wipes and disinfectants are almost nowhere to be found.  That’s why our resealable SNAPS!™ cloth-like wipes are perfect for making your own cleaning cloths.  They are five times stronger than paper towels and are designed especially for use with disinfectant sprays and cleaners for safer surface cleaning.

Simply pour your favorite cleaner from value-sized bottles into the SNAPS!™ dispenser bag to make economical ready-to-use wet wipes. Use with any brand of liquid cleaner and more!

If you don’t have any of those cleaners available, follow our handy DIY Cleaning Recipe Guide below to create your own.

DIY Cleaning Recipe Guidepor

DIY Deep Disinfecting Solution

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons of bleach
  • 2 teaspoons of dish soap
  • 4 drops of essential oil (optional)

DIY Multipurpose Disinfectant Solution

  • 1 cup of water
  • 6 tablespoons of 91% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • 2 tablespoons of dish soap
  • 4 drops of essential oil (optional)

DIY Baby Solution

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of baby bath soap
  • 2 teaspoons of baby oil or coconut oil

DIY Cleaning Solution (gentle)

  • 1 cup of water
  • 6 teaspoons of vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of dish soap
  • 6 drops of essential oil (optional)

 

* SNAPS!™ can be found at your local Home Depot, Lowe’s and other retail outlets.

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Working Overtime for You

To all our friends,

Intex is immediately increasing our production capacity to deliver as soon as possible our products that we know consumers need to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, especially our SNAPS! cloth-like wipes and pureclean hygienic cleaning cloths. The demand is explosive and everyone is working hard to meet requests while focusing on the safety of our employees. We are shipping extra supplies to our retail partners and will be replenishing store shelves soon. We will continue this extra effort as long as necessary to provide these necessary cleaning tools to the public.

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Intex Ramps Up New Options for COVID-19 Driven Demand for Cleaning Wipes

In light of the exploding consumer demand for cleaning wipes for use with surface disinfectant chemicals to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Intex DIY, Inc., a leading supplier of textile and disposable cloth-like wipes to the US retail market, has responded with both a rapid increase in production capacity as well as the release of new consumer options. These options include an increased production of a hygienic cloth wiper that removes pathogens, and a disposable cloth-like wipe that can be used in conjunction with your disinfectant of preference.

PC-00200-12_frontThe unique microfiber-enhanced hygienic cleaning towels sold under the pureclean™ brand provide a highly effective wiping tool to remove viruses from surfaces. When used with simple water alone, pureclean™ removes 99.9% of pathogens dead or alive*. When used in conjunction with economic spray-on disinfectants with virus kill claims, pureclean™ provides an extra level of hygienic cleaning called “kill and remove.” In this cleaning protocol, the surface is not only properly disinfected, but pathogens, both dead and alive are removed from the surface and contained in the pureclean™ cloth which provides additional contact time with the disinfectant. Pureclean™ has the bulk and softness of terry with the cleaning power of looped microfiber.

Intex is also releasing an innovative new disposable wipe option called SNAPS™!

75ct_Snaps_Mock_16MAR20SNAPS!™ are extra-large cloth-like wipes from Intex. They are five times stronger than paper towels and are designed especially for use with spray-on disinfectants for safer surface cleaning.

Durable SNAPS!™ save money and clean better than paper towels. SNAPS!™ are extra-large sized (10in x 7in) on a perforated centerfeed roll that snap apart and are packaged in a resealable plastic dispenser bag with a zipper closure.

As a unique option, SNAPS!™ provides the opportunity for consumers to save even more money by pouring their favorite disinfectant from value-sized bottles into the SNAPS!™ dispenser bag to make economical ready-to-use wet wipes. Use with any brand, including Clorox®, Pine-Sol®, Lysol®, Simple Green®, Mr. Clean™, Formula 409® and more!

SNAPS!™ will be available for shipment within a few weeks.

Intex offers several other options for surface cleaning that are currently available in home improvement and mass merchandiser retailers nationally.

For more information, contact Intex at 1-800-753-5822 or email at info@intexsupply.com

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What is Hygienic Cleaning?

pureclean surface cleanHygienic cleaning describes cleaning activity that especially promotes health and well-being. In today’s environment, one type of emerging hygienic cleaning practice involves the cleaning of hard surfaces consumers routinely come into touch contact with during their daily lives. This could include door-knobs or handles, appliances, handrails, counters, tabletops, bathroom and food prep surfaces, public transportation areas and other non-porous surfaces often touched at home and public venues.

Conventional cleaning techniques have involved the use of disinfectants with various kill claims for viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. These disinfectants are most often found in sprays or pre-moistened wipes designed to both apply and remove infecting agents.

I won't leave a spot behindHowever, most consumers are not properly utilizing disinfecting chemicals due to the required contact time (often called dwell time) required by the usage instructions to insure the “kill” efficacy.

Especially with pre-moistened wipes, users tend to wipe the surface in a single application; meaning wipe the surface and dry the chemical simultaneously. Often, this does not apply sufficient solution to the surface, or, allow adequate contact time for the kill agent to act effectively.

The common non-woven material used in most pre-moistened wipes is not designed for removal of pathogens, rather they are designed to apply the chemical saturated in the wipe.

PurecleanHowever, Intex DIY, Inc. has developed a tool that accommodates a more effective hygienic cleaning practice. The product is a unique microfiber enhanced cloth called pureclean™. Pureclean™ towels are manufactured in EPA registered facilities and are independent laboratory certified to remove 99.9% of pathogens dead or alive, including MRSA, salmonella and Norovirus.

Utilizing the advanced removal efficacy of pureclean™, users spray the disinfectant of their choice directly onto the surface that needs to be cleaned. After allowing sufficient contact time (1-3 minutes), the surface is wiped dry with the pureclean™ towel.

With the hygienic cleaning protocol described above, called “kill and remove”, the surface is not only properly disinfected, but pathogens, both dead and alive are removed from the surface and contained in the pureclean™ cloth which provides additional contact time with the disinfectant. Pureclean™ cloths can be rinsed out or machine washed, and re-used multiple times, saving money over single-use pre-moistened wipes.

“Kill and Remove” provides a higher level of hygienic cleaning. For more information, contact Intex DIY, Inc. at 800-753-5822 or email us at info@intexsupply.com.