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Hygiene Products Can Take Many Different Forms

Typically, a reference to hygiene products conjures up different images, depending upon who we are and what we do. For the average individual, the most likely first reaction will be to think of the various items associated with personal cleanliness such as soaps, deodorants, toothpaste, and shampoos and, perhaps, some simple tools like nail clippers, cotton buds, and dental floss. In an industrial or commercial environment, however, it tends to evoke images of a much broader product mix.

For example, where foodstuffs and drinks are manufactured, the widespread use of hygiene products is not only vital but the cleaning agents used must have a more powerful action, while tools need to be much tougher than those intended for domestic or personal use. The need to eliminate any risk of bacterial contaminants is one of the more obvious reasons for extra care but accidental cross-contamination between food products can be equally dangerous. Imagine the possible consequences if traces of nuts or shellfish were accidentally introduced into a product believed to be free of allergens.

It is to prevent such potential disasters that the industry leader, Vikan, introduced the concept of colour coding its hygiene products. This enables workers to ensure that utensils of a given colour are used only for a given product. Furthermore, hundreds of the company’s products have been tested and found to display extremely low emission of microplastic particles that could pose a threat to the environment.

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