Vacuum Sealer Bags and Pouches





Vacuum sealing foods protects them from freezer burn and dehydration. Freezer burn occurs when air comes into contact with water crystals around food. Vacuum sealing helps prevent this by keeping the air out of contact with the food.

Vacuum Sealing Bags and Pouches are specifically designed for use with Vacuum Sealer Bag Machines.




Packing and storing with the use of vacuum sealer bags is the best method of protecting food against external factors. It is a convenient and economical method. Vacuum packaging of food allows it to be closed in a tight package, from which air is sucked. The amount of oxygen inside is therefore kept to a minimum. The food product is packed in bags, in which the pressure is changed. It is by reducing the amount of oxygen and increasing the level of carbon dioxide. The packages are then hermetically sealed. In the past, this type of food packaging was intended for industrial purposes. However, nowadays, this type of food packaging is very popular in restaurants, cafes, food preparation areas as well as households. Products stored in this way retain their nutritional properties and freshness, even up to five times longer than without vacuum packaging. Thanks to vacuum packaging, food is protected against bacteria, microbes, dirt and insects. This type of food storage not only saves money but also prevents food waste.




Almost anything can be vacuum-packed. Not only standard products such as raw vegetables, cooked vegetables, fruit, bread, meat, cheese and sliced meat. Interestingly, you can even vacuum pack whole ready meals, cakes, sauces or liquids such as wine. Products such as coffee, tea, pasta and rice have the longest shelf life. They can be stored vacuum packed for up to 12 months without fear! Fish, cold meats or vacuum-packed meat can also have similar edibility. Provided that you put them in the freezer. Additionally, it is worth knowing that vacuum packaging can be used for marinating meat or fish. The lack of air makes the spices penetrate the meat with their taste and aroma much faster.




The most popular is vacuum packing in foil or plastic bags. For this purpose, you need a vacuum sealer (packing machine) with the function of pumping out air. If you are using foil, measure out the needed piece from the roll and weld one edge. Place the selected product inside and put the other side of the foil or bag into the packing machine, which sucks up oxygen and seals the package. You can also use ready-made vacuum sealer bags, which are available in a variety of sizes.

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Some of them are equipped with special tapes to absorb excess liquid, especially useful for packing meat. It is worth reaching for foil and bags that can be placed in the microwave or used in sous-vide cooking, which consists in cooking hermetic

ally packed products for a long time at a low temperature. This technique, popular with French chefs, is valued for its aroma, taste and juiciness.

It is very important that the vacuum sealer bags are BPA free. It is this compound that affects the level of hormones in our body and contributes to the development of certain diseases. Therefore, it should be avoided. An important parameter is the thickness of the foil from which the vacuum sealer bags are made. Therefore, before buying, think about what products you will store in them. If it is tough meat, the thickness of the bag should be solid. Thicker bags should be selected for products that will be stored for a very long time or for those that spoil quickly. The greater the thickness of the bag, the better the barrier properties. The material from which the bags are made should be uniform, free of streaks and discolouration, preferably if it comes from a reputable manufacturer. The seals of the bag must be strong, preferably all of the same widths.



Trugrade has a full range of Vacuum sealer bags and pouches, these can be purchased either both in online or through our network of distributors. Trugrade offers many different vacuum sealer bags in various sizes and made of various materials. Remember to always choose these PBA free. It is also good to choose vacuum sealer bags that work with all other types of external food vacuum bag sealers.




Vacuum packing should be used in every kitchen. In this way, the shelf life of the food can easily be influenced. You can put virtually anything in vacuum packs, except for some cruciferous vegetables. Vacuum-packed food has a longer shelf life. At the same time, it does not lose its nutritional value. Vacuum packing is also possible for ready meals. Meals stored in this way can be kept in the refrigerator for longer. They are still fresh, aromatic and juicy when opened. As you can see, using vacuum bags can save you both time and money. First, you can plan and prepare your meals in advance. This is especially useful for large families or people who work or travel a lot. The vacuum packaging method is also ideal for menu planning by people who are on a diet. Second, you will be throwing away significantly less food. It will be possible to use the leftovers. Vegetables and fruits will also stay fresh longer, so you can eat them before they go bad. The use of vacuum bags for food has another very important advantage. Thanks to them, you will keep order in the pantry and refrigerator. Vacuum-packed food takes up much less space than normal. This way you can fit more supplies. Additionally, food packed in this way is well sorted. You always know how many products you have at your disposal. Moreover, food in vacuum bags does not emit odours to the outside. Therefore, you do not have to worry that the vegetables will dissipate with the smell of fish, etc. It is an ideal solution for people who like expressive flavours. Some products are characterized by the fact that although they are delicious, their aromas are sometimes too intense. This is the case, for example, with various cheeses, fish and cold cuts.Vacuum Sealer Bags Blog




As mentioned above, vacuum food packaging saves a lot of time and money. However, can you be sure that the food stored in this way is healthy? The answer is yes if properly cared for. First, the vacuum bags you buy must be made in a manner that is safe for your health. It is also important to suck the air out and weld the edges. If the air remains inside, the food will go bad. Food can also be adversely affected by improper storage. For example, exposure of such products to sunlight will also lead to their spoilage. If you do everything correctly, you won’t have to worry about your health. Moreover, you will take care of them by eating food that has retained its properties. Also, remember to sign the food you will keep longer. The date of packing should appear on such a label. Thanks to this, you will always be sure that the product is still suitable for consumption. Also, do not forget that life is different, and even food that seemed well packaged to you can spoil. So be sure to check the smell of food before you eat it.

Using vacuum bags is very simple. It is enough to read the instructions carefully once to carry out this activity calmly. It is worth investing in this method of food packaging because you can gain a lot from it.




There are a few foods that are not to be used in vacuum sealers because of several factors.

Raw Mushrooms

Due to their natural ripening process, fresh mushrooms may decay faster if vacuum sealed. Cooked mushrooms will vacuum-seal perfectly though!

Fresh Bananas

Vacuum sealing fresh bananas can actually increase their ripening time. But it is perfectly safe and easy to vacuum-seal bananas once they are peeled and frozen.

Raw Garlic & Onion

These food products produce a natural gas that may result in a loss in the vacuum which can leave them vulnerable to becoming spoiled.

Soft Cheeses

It is perfectly safe to vacuum-seal hard cheeses, but soft cheeses such as blue cheese, brie, camembert, ricotta, and other soft and unpasteurized cheeses, can actually produce mould faster in a vacuum than in regular air.

Freshly Cooked Vegetables

Hot steam from cooking or steaming vegetables may cause a loss in a vacuum. So it is crucial to first let your hot vegetables come to room temperature before vacuum-sealing.

Whole Apples

Apples will need to first be sliced before vacuum sealing. It is also recommended to lightly coat the apple slices with lemon juice as this will help to prevent any discolouration.






Have you ever had food removed from the freezer that lost its flavour texture or was frozen over? Do you remember how disappointed you were? You can avoid this with vacuum sealer bags. Thanks to this, food is perfectly protected. Thanks to the hermetic seal, no moisture or the smell of other products will get into your food. Thanks to this, the quality of the food will remain unchanged. In addition, you can freeze almost everything, including liquid products such as soups or wine or leftovers from dinner, fresh vegetables and fruits or bread. Also, you will not waste food. There is no need to throw away any food leftover from the family party. Sliced meat, cheese or bread packed in a vacuum bag will not lose its taste and nutritional value. Plus, you don’t have to force yourself to eat leftovers for the next few days to avoid wasting food.

What Is An Antibacterial Wipe And Where Are They Used?

isopropyl alcohol wipe

What are the different types of Anti-Bacterial wipes?

The range of Antibacterial Wipes is extremely broad and consists of Sachet Wipes, Alcohol Wipes, Task Wipes, Surfaces Wipes, Clinical Wipes and

Multipurpose Colour Coded Wipe. These wipes are both wet and dry in style.




sanitizing surfaces by using antibacterial wipes


“Ready-to-use” disinfecting wipes (also known as pre-impregnated disinfecting wipes) are broadly used in the food industry and domestic situations. Their application in hospitals and healthcare centres for decontamination of medical devices and surfaces is steadily increasing because of their convenient implementation in practice and reliable performance. Besides their acceptable compliance and easy application, there is still literature reporting the disinfection failure due to the interaction between textile substrate and active ingredients, which can highly increase the risk of an infection outbreak. For more information regarding this point visit the Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control website.


Disinfectant wipes vs Antibacterial Wipes?

Use a antibacterial wipes to clean and sanitise skinDisinfecting wipes are more commonly for hard surfaces in the home and workplace. If your wipes say “sanitising” or “antibacterial” then they are probably for your hands. Antibacterial wipes kill bacterial, not viruses, says Dr Carla McWilliams, MD, and Infectious Disease Specialist, they are usually for hands, it is very important to read the directions to be sure. Covid19 is a virus, not bacteria so antibacterial wipes may not kill it, that is why it is so important to read the label.

Sanitising wipes may be alcohol-based wipes for your hands and skin, or they could be disinfecting wipes for surface use. Always read and understand the label before use.


What Are Disinfecting and Antibacterial Wipes?

use antibacterial wipes instead of paper towels

Disinfecting wipes are normally disposable cleaning wipes that have a germ-killing ingredient in them. They are designed to kill viruses, kill germs, and kill bacteria on hard surfaces like doorknobs, household surfaces, counters, TV remotes, phones, toilets and bathrooms and other equipment. They do not work on soft surfaces like clothing or upholstery.

Normally a germs-killing ingredient on disinfecting wipes is a chemical pesticide, some have been known to contain benzalkonium chloride or propylene glycol and you shouldn’t use them on your skin. Always wear PPE when using these wipes.

Antibacterial wipes, on the other hand, are normally a disposable cleaning wipe also treated, normally with an isopropyl alcohol ingredient and these are designed for use with your hands and skin.


Do Disinfecting Wipes Kill Coronavirus?sanitizing to kill bugs

Many wipes do, but just because they say “disinfecting” do not assume they will kill bacteria and the COVID-19 virus. So how can you know for sure?

“The label will tell you what germs the wipes can kill, so look for the COVID-19 virus on the label”, says Dr McWilliams. There are hundreds of approved disinfectants that can kill COVID-19 virus. Don’t worry about one ingredient or brand. Just read the label.


What does a Colour Coded Antibacterial Wipe Do?


one wipe

When it comes to antibacterial wipes there are exceptions to the rule as is the case with antibacterial colour coded multipurpose cleaning wipes.

These wipes are normally labelled and sold as antibacterial and as such most people believe that using them will treat the surfaces with an antibacterial coating, thus kill germs.

This is simply not the case. The antibacterial inhibiter that is in these wipes is purely there to reduce the chance of bacteria, germs and or mould growing in the wipe itself. These wipes do not leave any treatment on the surface you are wiping except if you are using a suitable solution with them. As this style of the wipe is designed for a single it seems pointless insisting on a wipe that is labelled anti-bacterial. In this range of products, when teamed with a suitable solution, normal colour coded multipurpose wipes in cut sheets and rolls will do the same job.


Do Wipes have Commercial Grade Disinfectant Properties?

Firstly, we need to understand what commercial-grade disinfectants are. A household and or commercial disinfectant is suitable for general purpose disinfection of buildings or fitting surfaces or other purposes, in premises or involving procedures other than those specified for a hospital-grade disinfectant, but is not;

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a.     an anti bacterial wipe or cloth reparation; or
b.     a sanitary fluid; or
c.      a sanitary powder; or
d.     a sanitiser.

This said there are many wipes on the market that are labelled as disinfectant wipes, as previously mentioned it is always best to read the label to make sure the wipe is suitable for your application.


What is the best way to clean Household Surfaces?

active ingredient use in anti bacterial wipes

Not cleaning household surfaces will potentially help spread germs and bacteria. The best way to clean these areas with a disinfectant wipe or solution is;

  • Clean high touch surfaces regularly (for example, daily) and after you have visitors in your home. Always use a quality wipe or lint free cloth, avoid using a paper towel as paper can easily tear and leaves behind paper particles.
  • Focus on the high touch surfaces such as doorknobs, tables. Light switches and countertops.
  • Clean other surfaces in the home when they are visibly dirty or as needed. Clean them more frequently if people in your household are more likely to get very sick from Covid-19. You might also choose to disinfect.
  • Clean surfaces using a product suitable for each surface, following the instructions on the label.

Reduce Contamination of Surfaces Take additional steps to limit airborne particles or from touching surfaces with contaminated hands.

  • Ask visitors who are not fully vaccinated to wear a face mask.colour coded cleaning products
  • Follow the guidance for people who are fully vaccinated before inviting visitors to your home.
  • Isolate people who are sick with Covid-19
  • Have everyone in your household wash hands often, especially when returning from outside
  • activities.



 How Best to Cleaning When Someone is Sick?

Disinfect with suitable disinfecting wipes or solutions in your home when someone is sick, disinfecting kills any remaining bugs on surfaces and reduces the spread of germs. Remember to always keep disinfectants out of the reach of children.

How best to disinfect?

  • Always follow the directions on the label
  • The label includes instructions on how to use the antibacterial wipe or product and specific instructions to keep you safe. Check the label to find out what personal protective equipment
  • (PPE) you need to use, such as gloves, safety eyewear or face masks.
  • Clean visibly dirty surfaces with household soaps (soapy water) or detergent before disinfecting if your disinfecting wipes or solutions do not have a cleaning agent.
  • Best to use a disinfecting wipe or solution that contain active ingredients that are effective against germs, bacteria and Covid-19.
  • Note: many products recommend keeping the surface wet for a certain period of time, check the contact time on the label.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation while using any disinfectant by keeping doors and windows open and
  • use fans to help improve airflow.


When And How to Clean When Someone Is No Longer Sick?

After the person who was sick no longer needs to be separated, wait as long as possible (at least several hours) before you clean and disinfect.

Less than 24 hours:using antibacterial wipes as surface wipes
  • Follow the guidance for cleaning and disinfecting when someone is sick. Using recommended clean products, clean and disinfect surfaces in the areas that the sick person used (such as the bedroom and bathroom) if you enter these areas less than 24 hours after the person is no longer sick. Wear a mask when you enter the room, open windows and use fans to help increase airflow, and always use disinfectants safely.
Between 24 hours and 3 days:
  • Clean all household surfaces (disinfection is not needed) in the areas that the sick person used if you enter these areas between 24 hours and 3 days after the person is no longer sick.
After 3 days:
  • No additional cleaning (aside from routine cleaning) is needed in the areas that the sick person used if you enter these areas more than 3 days after the person is no longer sick.

For more information online refer to the TGA site.


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If you are an Australian business and you would like to purchase quality products to wash, bleach or replace any paper towels you may be using we can help. Human health and consumer safety are at the cornerstone of everything we create at Trugrade. Please have a look at our online catalogue at It is always recommended to check product availability on purchase.

Covid-19 Cleaning Frequently

6 steps to cleaning high touch surfaces around the workplace

How do You Keep Your Facility Safe From Covid-19?

COVID 19 has significantly changed our personal and professional lives. If you are a small business owner, you have more than likely felt the strain. Where in the past you only had to make sure your focus was on supplying products and services, now you need to include disease control strategies for keeping employees and customers safe. Business in the current climate is challenging, especially when things are changing daily. Fortunately, there are resources available to help keep your employees and customers safe, ensuring your business can still grow despite COVID-19.

Don’t forget to also check the SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA COVID-19 website for additional measures for your industry and always ensure you are working in line with government standards.

Covid-19 Routine Cleaning, Do I Need to Clean light switches as well?

First things first, you will need to establish a comprehensive COVID 19 cleaning check list. This checklist will help you make sure you know what cleaning and disinfecting products you need for frequently touched surfaces and work areas.

Detergents should be either as a solution that can be mixed with water or as a wipe.What Surfaces Should You Br Cleaning Regularly?

  1. Detergent should be a quality 2 in 1 detergent and disinfectant solution, this can be used for routine cleaning.
  2. Wipes should contain at least a 70% hospital grade alcohol for frequently touched areas.
  3. General cleaning cloths, preferably a colour coded range, reducing the risk of cross contamination.
  4. Disposable gloves, masks and eye protection reduce the need to launder and clean PPE.

To reduce risk of COVID 19 contaminated areas, ensure your cleaning services are cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces such as:

  • Tabletops
  • Door handles
  • Light switches – always be careful around electronics.
  • Desk
  • Toilets and toilet doors
  • Taps
  • TV remotes – always be careful around electronics.
  • Kitchen surfaces
  • Cupboard handles
  • Elevator buttons – always be careful around electronics.
  • All visibly dirty areas

Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects, these are surfaces used repeatedly by lots of people throughout the day. Clean surfaces and fittings that are visibly soiled or after any spillage as soon as possible.

What Additional Cleaning is Required If Someone In Your Workplace is Suspected Or Confirm To have Covid-19?

  • 6 steps to cleaning high touch surfaces around the workplaceIt goes without say you will be required to carry out additional cleaning should you have the unfortunate circumstance of this event happening. Keep calm and refer to your COVID 19 cleaning and disinfection process checklist.
    • Prevent access to the areas that were used by the suspected or confirmed case as well as any common areas (break rooms, bathrooms and any known or likely touch points.
    • Open outside doors and windows if possible, this will increase air circulation.
  • What will your cleaning service need for cleaning and disinfecting?
    • a detergent, as a solution that can be mixed with water and ….
    • a disinfectant containing alcohol in a concentration equal to or greater than 70%, chlorine bleach in a concentration of 1000 parts per million, (see the Australian Government, Department of Health website for more information on achieving the correct bleach solution) or …..
    • use a 2 in 1 detergent and disinfectant solution or wipes for cleaning and disinfecting.

The TGA has published a list of disinfectant products that are permitted to claim they are effective against COVID 19. So long as you use a disinfectant containing one of the chemicals listed above in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, they will be effective. They do not have to be on the TGA list.


  • a combined detergent and disinfectant solution for disinfecting high intensity areas.
  • appropriate PPE for cleaning staff should require them to wear gloves, including disposable gloves, and safety eye protection.
  • Provide a disposable apron to protect where there is visible contamination exist, respiratory secretions or other bodily fluids.
  • surgical mask to protect staff if the person suspected to have COVID 19 is in the room.


With Covid-19 What Should I Clean?

Thoroughly clean and then disinfect:

All areas of the business or community area suspected or confirmed contamination. Any common areas and….

any known frequently touched surfaces or likely touch points in the workplace such as:

  • Tabletops
  • Door handles
  • Light
  • switches
  • Desk
  • Toilets and toilet doors
  • Taps
  • TV remotes
  • Kitchen surfaces
  • Cupboard handles

How Do I Clean Safely, Do I Need To Wear Gloves And Other PPE?

  • Always read the product label and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for cleaning products before using and make sure you follow all instructions, including all required PPE. Always make sure the product is suitable for use on the frequently touch surfaces you are cleaning.
  • Ensure staff and cleaning services are trained in putting PPE on and taking PPE off, including washing or sanitising hands between steps.
  • Use disposable gloves where possible and discard after each use. Wash or sanitise hands before and after wearing gloves.

What To Do After Cleaning?

After you disinfect surfaces clean your hands
  • Dispose of any single use PPE, disposable cloths and covers in a rubbish bag and place it inside another rubbish bag and dispose of in general waste.
  • Launder any reusable cleaning equipment including mop heads and disposable cloths and completely dry before re-use.
  • Empty and re-clean equipment such as buckets with a fresh solution of disinfectant completely dry before re-use.


What About The Air Conditioning and Ventilated Spaces?

prevention of the spread of germs

Ventilation is the deliberate introduction of fresh air and removal of stale air from a space. This guidance aims to support the community, business and organisations to understand why well-ventilated indoor spaces reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, and to take action to stay COVID-safe. For indoor environments, ensuring that heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are well-maintained and operating properly may help to manage the risk of virus transmission. For individualised advice, businesses and organisations should consider consulting relevant experts such as building owners or facility managers, ventilation engineers and industrial or occupational hygienists.

Some facilities, such as healthcare, have specific recommendations which should be followed.


Why Is Ventilation Important?

monitor the buildings air con system

The virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread from person to person through contact with droplets, which are produced when a person sneezes or coughs, or through other small respiratory particles that are produced when people talk, sing or shout. These small particles can remain in the air for some time. Aerosolised particles may build up if there is not enough ventilation, for example, if a group of people sing or speak loudly in an indoor space without the windows or doors open. Open or well-ventilated spaces reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 because infectious particles are more quickly diffused in the open air than in spaces with less ventilation.

Transmission of COVID-19 is more common indoors, where there may be less space to physically distance, and where people may come into contact with droplets and aerosolised particles more easily.

To help reduce the risk, it is important to take steps to improve ventilation in indoor settings so that any infectious particles that may be present in the air are more quickly removed.

What Steps Are Needed to Improve Ventilation Indoors?


Indoor ventilation can be most easily improved by opening doors and windows. Other ways to safely improve ventilation include to:

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  • avoid directing fans towards people’s faces, such as by aiming them continuously towards the ceiling or floor. Limit oscillation and turbulence of fans
  • regularly inspect, maintain and clean heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • avoid using only recirculated air in HVAC systems, and increase the outside air intake
  • consider disabling ventilation controls with automated settings that reduce air supply based on temperature or occupancy
  • ensure exhaust fans are operational if in place.
  • consulting relevant experts such as building owners or facility managers, ventilation engineers and industrial or occupational hygienists.

What Does Lint Free Mean?


The simple answer is NO and YES. Let’s face it, everyone hates lint and fluff, but there are various degrees of lint and on most applications there will be varying levels of tolerance. For instance, using towels or cotton items, a few spots of lint fibre on glassware or glass panels might be ok but if you were working in a cleanroom environment then fibres would not be acceptable. If your tolerance for lint is extremely low then forget cotton cleaning rags and go for a specially manufactured lint free wiper. A lint free wiper is specially manufactured using a variety of materials with low lint properties that reduce and or alleviate the presence of lint.



Trugrade have a range of lint free cleaning wipes which are non-woven and manufactured using a process called hydroentanglement. Hydroentanglement is a bonding process that uses thousands of high-speed jets of water to bind a group of blended fibres together. These fibres are entangled in a fibre which is then dried and wound into rolls. During the process, the fibres may be rearranged to create patterns known as aperture or creped, resulting in a strong, soft sheet structure. A lint free cloth is a wiper that does not leave fine and short fibres on a surface after wiping. For cleaning tasks in pharmaceutical manufacturing, spray painting, food manufacturing and other industries it is important to have low or no lint. There are plenty of other examples where critical cleaning tasks need to use lint free wipers, for instance cleaning sensitive machines and equipment, glass cleaning, maintenance and cleaning surgical instruments.


FAQ ON LINT FREE CLOTHS, WIPES, TOWELS AND RAGS? make all surfaces lint free


Q. Are cotton rags lint free?

Small fibres wound together make up cotton, see the photo to the right. Let’s say you are cleaning some drinking glasses using a cotton towel, the small fibres will normally separate from each other and deposit themselves on a surface, even with a light abrasive cleaning action. This would normally be the end of the discussion, but it is not! Cotton has many properties, for instance a loose weave will result in more lint and a tight weave will result in less lint.


Q. How do I drastically reduce the risk of lint?

wipe away lint with lint free products

If you are looking for a suitable low lint wiper and want to avoid annoying lint, then you should be avoiding paper or loose weave cotton rags and paper towels like:

  • Paper towel rolls and sheets – See paper fibre exploded view to the right.
  • Interleaved paper towel
  • Paper centrefeed roll towel. Just remember one simply rule, PAPER TOWEL AND COTTON RAG can result in lint!

The best solution for avoiding lint is to use a specially made lint free cleaning cloth.



This will be dependent on the cleaning task and environment you want to clean or wipe. There are many cleaning wipes specially manufactured for work areas and cleaning environments were there is a low tolerance for lint.


Is a smooth finish lint free microfibre cloth. This type of cloth is designed as an extremely tough and absorbent lint free cloth, with high tolerance to tearing. Because Trumicro has a smooth finish (not looped) it is less prone to get hooked on surface edges.

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Is a range of low lint and lint free cloths and wipes made from a mix of polyester and polyproylene designed for heavy (Series 80), medium (Series 70) and light (Series 60) lint free cleaning tasks. Our Trulolint TLL4078 is specially designed to clean and buff glassware in domestic and commercial kitchens, aged care facilities, hospitals, schools and retailers.

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Includes heavy duty low lint cloths uniquely textured to hold oil, inks and solvents. They are 100% polypropylene, absorbent, lint free cloths. Truprep products have been designed for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing, spray painting industry and printing ink facilities, they have been designed to specifically replace cleaning rags.

Click here for more information on Truprep.


Included in this range are cleaning products suitable for hospitals, aged care, dental and inflight services. Truwipe Specialty, non-woven lint free cloths have been specifically designed to for a variety of low lint cleaning tasks.

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Low lint wipes are created from a mass of fibres, resulting in a strong and durable wipe with good wet and dry strength and excellent absorbency. These wipes leave surfaces lint free after cleaning, so they can be used where contaminant control is essential for example when cleaning and preparing surfaces before painting or removing sealer, cleaning instrument parts, tools, food preparation areas, equipment and machinery.

The Trugrade range of lint free cleaning cloths and wipes are highly absorbent making them economical for mopping up spillages and absorbing oils. These wipes are an effective way to clean and degrease car panels and other surfaces.

The Trugrade range of wipes are also chemically resistant to most cleaning agents so can be used for industrial cleaning or for general wiping purposes.

The range of low lint non-woven, impregnated and textured wipes are available in convenient packs including rolls, flat sheet, folded formats, and dispenser boxes, designed to suit the needs of your business. You can view the range of Trugrade products, HERE.

Other benefits resulting from using lint free cleaning cloths, include;

  1. Less lint, results in a surface or object being cleaner.
  2. Reduces the possibility of contamination on surfaces and equipment.
  3. Low lint cloths offer low fibre generation due the lack of tiny fibres normally found in cotton rags and paper towels.
  4. Low lint cloths are safe to use on dry sensitive surfaces without depositing cotton or paper fibres helping reduce the risk of contamination.
  5. Low lint cloths are designed to trap small particles of dust, dirt and grit normally found on surfaces. This means you can clean without scratching.
  6. Lint free cleaning wipes reduce the risk of contaminating food preparation areas as well as food manufacturing facilities.
  7. Lint free colour coded cleaning cloths are available for use in the dairy and food industries.

 If you have any questions or want to find out more about the possibilities for your industrial or commercial application, please click here and one of our experienced staff will be in touch.

What Is Colour Coded Cleaning

How Did Colour Coded Cleaning Come About?

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), back in the 1990’s was the first institution to develop a universal colour code standard, and although it is not enforced by law this code has been adopted across the Hospitals, Aged Care, Professional Institutions as well as the cleaning industry at large, because of its health and environmental benefits.

The BICSc has, over the years has reviewed its code and aligned it with those from other organisations such as the National Patient Safety Agency. The BICSc believes all cleaning equipment and materials within a hospital janitorial store area should be colour coded, cleaning products like cloths, buckets, mops and aprons etc, it is a common belief this reduces the risk of cross contamination in the varied cleaning environments.


What is Colour Coded Cleaning and Cross Contamination?


Colour Coding Cleaning products

Colour coded cleaning was created to reduce the risk of cross contamination when cleaning. It is the process of applying colours to cleaning cloths and cleaning equipment in areas of a venue, reducing the spread of germs across various areas and increasing hygiene standards throughout commercial or domestic environments. The main colours being, blue, green, red and yellow are used to separate areas such as washrooms, bars, public areas, food preparation areas and kitchens.

The Food Standards Australian New Zealand (FSANZ) suggests that separate colour coded cloths and cleaning equipment should be used in areas where food is handled, prepared, and eaten.

Where health and safety are paramount, colour coding is used throughout, particularly in healthcare and catering as cross contamination can lead to an unsafe workplace and serious illness. Colour coded cleaning cloth and cleaning equipment colours are representative to their area of use. As an example, you would not want to be cleaning a kitchen food preparation area with a cloth that has been used in a bathroom. The colour coded cleaning areas are broken down in four areas, these being:

  • Restaurant and bars – including café lounge and dining area
  • Public areas – Receptions, lobbies and hallways
  • Kitchen and food preparation areas – food preparation areas, all kitchens and where food is stored or prepared
  • Washroom and toilets – including bathrooms, powder rooms and shower areas




Colour Coded cleaning products - what colour goes where

The colour coding of cleaning cloths and cleaning equipment has been known to vary from business to business and any system you adopt is entirely up to each business. However, the previously mentioned guide is the most universally accepted, currently used by most catering and healthcare establishments and institutions in their cleaning process. Any colour coded cleaning process you choose will rely on your staff members understanding and being trained to understand what you decide as your colours. There are, however, regulations for healthcare that must be followed to ensure patient care.

Businesses are advised to follow the guidelines set out by FSANZ and in particularly Standard 3.2.3.(See below). The use of colour coded cleaning cloths and cleaning equipment has been particularly useful having been widely adopted by catering, retail, factories and offices. FSANZ outline the importance of maintaining a high degree of food quality, safety and hygiene issues and ensures working environments remain hygienic, healthy and safe. Encouraging colour coded cleaning practices will ensure your workplace benefits from improved productivity and remains safe, efficient and clean.

 FSANZ Standard 3.2.3. sets out requirements for the design and construction of food premises, fixtures, fittings, equipment and food transport vehicles. The objective of this standard is to ensure that, where possible, the layout of the premises to minimise opportunities for food contamination. If complied with, these requirements will help food businesses meet the food safety requirements of Standard 3.2.2.

Some exemptions apply to temporary food businesses and businesses operating from a private home. For further information you should contact your state or territory health department or local council.




Colour coded cleaning system


To avoid cross contamination in other areas outside the four areas already discussed, there are two additional colours bringing the list to 6 colours and where applicable these should be included as part of your normal cleaning practices.

The additional colours are white and brown.

White is used in the healthcare sector in operating theatres and the brown is used in the café sector as a Barista’s colour coded cleaning cloth.




Colour coded cleaning products training

Using a single cloth in every room in a workplace as an example, can potentially spread bacteria from the bathroom to the kitchen. A failure in cleaning practices and hygiene standards can potentially increase the risk of cross contamination possibly leading to the spread of serious illness. When colour coded cleaning cloths and cleaning equipment are used to separate work areas, they significantly reduced the risk of cross contamination. It is therefore even more important to continue to educate and train new staff in the way colour coded cleaning operates in the workplace, and continuous improvement will lead to better productivity.


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