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Cleaning Safer Is More Important Than Ever

Hygiene. Cleaning Hands. Washing hands with soap

In today’s environment with the potential impact of rapidly spreading viruses, cleaning of hard surfaces is just one more practical and smart method of minimizing the transfer of deadly viruses. There are two important tools to consider for hygienic cleaning.

First, using cleaning solutions that will kill viruses on surfaces is important. But chemical kill claims often have a minimum contact time requirement for complete effectiveness. Contact time of minutes or longer can be a challenge in cleaning efficiency.

That brings into focus the second important tool and that is a wiper or other cleaning tool that has a high degree of hygienic cleaning efficacy to completely remove viruses from hard surfaces.

PurecleanA recent development in hygienic cleaning is an innovative wiping product from Intex called Pureclean™.  Pureclean™ cloths provide a unique combination of features with the absorbency of terry towels and the cleaning efficacy of enhanced microfiber loops. Even when used with water alone, Pureclean™ cloths remove 99.9% of pathogens dead or alive, including Norovirus, Listeria, E. Coli, MRSA and Salmonella.

Pureclean™ used in conjunction with an effective chemical provides both the ability to kill and remove dangerous pathogens. Now, you can clean better and safer.

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Intex Breaks Ground on 100,000 Square Foot Addition

GroundBreaking_Nov2019Intex DIY, Inc., a leading supplier of wiping products to the retail consumer market in North America, has announced the addition of 100,000 square feet to their Villa Rica facility. A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the company’s annual Business Planning and Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, November 14 th.
The addition is expected to be completed in late second quarter of 2020 and will house expanded warehouse storage as well as thirteen additional dock high doors for shipping and receiving. The general contractor for the new building is Rainwater Construction Company of Atlanta, Georgia. After the construction is completed, the Intex Villa Rica facility will total over 275,000 square feet and employ over 175 people.

 

About Intex DIY, Inc.
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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
INTEX DIY, INC
100 Leggett Drive, Villa Rica, GA 30180
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Intex Named Lowe’s Vendor Partner of the Year

Intex DIY, Inc., a leading supplier of wiping products to the retail consumer market in North America, has been named 2019 Lowe’s Divisional Vendor Partner of the Year for Paint.thumbnail_Lowes_VPOY_Intex

The award was announced at the Annual Lowe’s Vendor Summit in Charlotte, NC on October 28, 2019. In the notification letter to Intex, Bill Boltz, Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Lowe’s, commented, “Each year we recognize those vendors who support our mission, by putting our customers first to meet their needs and those who think of new ways to add value and deliver on their commitments and promises.”

Intex supplies Lowe’s a variety of paint sundries and cleaning accessories including terry towels, canvas drop cloths, paint rags and microfiber towels.

“We are pleased that our sales and marketing team’s product innovation and merchandising expertise, our operation and logistics team’s commitment to customer service and support has been recognized by this award,” stated Robert Dailey III, CEO of Intex.  “Our partnership with Lowe’s is indicative of our company’s passion for 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. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

INTEX DIY, INC

100 Leggett Drive, Villa Rica, GA 30180

www.intexsupply.com – info@intexsupply.com

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Intex Wiping Cloth Innovation Awarded US Patent

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.

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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. 

http://www.pfcrags.com

 

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Fun New Way To Carve A Pumpkin

IMG_6745It’s almost the scariest time of the year, which means it’s also almost time to carve a pumpkin with that perfect seasonal glow.  There are a few traditional ways to cut and carve a pumpkin, but here’s a unique new way to create some extra style on your door step this fall.

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Here’s what you will need:
One medium to large sized pumpkin
A carving or serrated knife
An electric screwdriver
3-4 drill bits with varying sizesIMG_6701
A spoon
A black marker
A large bowl
Cleaning towels (we recommend Pureclean™ Multipurpose Cloths)
A candle or tealight and lighter

Step 1: Prepare your space. Place a few Pureclean™ Multipurpose Cloths on the surface you plan to work on so that you can contain any fallen seeds, drippings or dropped pieces of pumpkin.

Step 2: Clean Your Pumpkin. Using your cloths, clean the outside of the pumpkin to make sure you have a clean and clear surface to work on.

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Step 3:  Cut off the crown. Cut a circular ring around the stem of the pumpkin, making sure that you cut through to the hollow center.   Sometimes, a serrated knife works best. Once the ring is complete, you should easily be able to remove the top of the pumpkin.   You can clean the top crown of the pumpkin off with a spoon, or by cutting off about 3/4 of an inch of the fruit’s meat and fibers.

6315E4DD-BCD7-4000-8303-8EC091B18E0CStep 4: Hollow out the pumpkin. Scoop out the seeds and interior pulp fibers of the pumpkin and place them in your bowl (later to be discarded).  You may want to also remove some of the interior flesh. Clearing out some of the interior wall will help to make your designs really glow once you add the lighting.

Step 5: Wash out your pumpkin. Now that the pumpkin is cleaned out, you can run the pumpkin under water to get any loose seeds or pulp strains out of the pumpkin.  Simply wipe off the outside of the pumpkin with your cloth when complete, as you will need a dry outside surface for the next step.

C87AE310-A9E6-4E47-8212-C688F20C980EStep 6: Choose your design.  Using a black marker, draw dots where you would like the pumpkin to show light.  Use those markers as a guideline to drill holes into the pumpkin. Be sure to drill all the way through to the hollow portion of the pumpkin so that light can shine through.  Get creative and choose different patterns and alternate different drill bit sizes for smaller or larger illumination holes.

Step 7: Final clean up. Drilling holes in the pumpkin can create a little bit of a mess.  Once you are finished, wash off your pumpkin again and dry it off completely.  You can also use your Pureclean™ Multipurpose Cloths to clean your drill bits.  When you are all done, wrap up the pumpkin IMG_6736debris in your cloths, and shake them out into a garbage bag. You can then toss all your Pureclean™ Multipurpose Cloths in the wash, as they are machine washer safe and reusable.

Step 8: Enjoy! Place your pumpkin outside, add a small candle or tealight inside of the pumpkin, light and replace the crown back on top of your masterpiece.  You can now enjoy your new stylish outdoor decor for Halloween.

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*Pureclean™ Multipurpose Cloths are the first multipurpose cleaning cloths with the bulk and softness of terry towels, yet with the hygienic level cleaning efficiency of enhanced microfiber. They can be found at most major retailers.