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- the normal runner 150-185 rpm for cleaning,
- the fast runner (high-speed) 300-750 rpm for restoration or polishing,
- the ultra-high-speed machine 1200-1800 rpm for polishing
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) / Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
A safety data sheet (SDS),material safety data sheet (MSDS), or product safety data sheet (PSDS) is an important component of product stewardship and occupational safety and health. It is intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling or working with that substance in a safe manner, and includes information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point, etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill-handling procedures. SDS formats can vary from source to source within a country depending on national requirements.
The term sanitary cleaning includes the cleaning of various rooms including toilets, bathrooms, changing rooms, showers and washrooms. The installation and equipment in these rooms is equally varied. WC bowls, urinals, separating walls, tiles, fittings, wash basins, benches, cupboards and accessories in the widest range of materials pose new challenges for us every day.
As well as the most acid-resistant materials such as porcelain stoneware tiles, ceramics, granite etc., there also exist numerous acid-sensitive materials such as marble, terrazzo, grouting material or coloured plastic components. Suitable cleaning agents and cleaning processes for sanitary areas must be selected to match these materials, the level of dirt as well as the hardness of the water. In the case of e.g. hard water and acid-resistant materials, amidosulphonic acid-based routine sanitary cleaners may be employed.
Please note: always pre-wet surfaces (above all gaps) with cold water before using sanitary cleaners.
Scrubber drier machines are generally employed for cleaning larger, lightly-furnished areas. The floor is wet-scrubbed and the loosened dirt is drawn into the dirty water tank by wet vacuuming in the same working process.
Silky matte describes a non-shiny appearance. The appearance is, however, more shiny than a matte appearance. Silky matte areas reflect light significantly less than shiny areas.
Scrubbing or scouring machine (150 rpm to 220 rpm) with suitable scouring brush or pad. Use a different machine depending on the type of application:
Not damaging to skin.
A squeegee "glides" more easily across the glass during cleaning.
Tread safety (slip prevention) is the most important usage characteristic of a floor covering, and must be assured at all times. The cleaning process and the cleaning and care agents used for this play an important role. Hence oil-, wax- or polymer-containing cleaning products, soap cleaners, film-forming care products and waxes may influence the tread safety of a floor covering either positively or negatively.
Resistant to organic solvents such as e.g. acetone, turpentine, alcohols, petrol.
Kills or inactivates spores.
Cleaner for spraying, thereby target cleaning generally possible.
Carpet cleaning method: the cleaning solution is sprayed in under pressure and at the same time vacuumed out again.
Special cleaner for the removal of spots from e.g. textile surfaces, such as carpets or upholstered furniture and/or other non-water-soluble spots.
Steel with a high degree of purity is defined as stainless steel. Stainless steel does not necessarily need to be non-corroding. The term relates rather to steel with a very low phosphorus and sulphur content, or to steel alloys with chrome, nickel, molybdenum or titanium.
Stainless steel has a hard, non-sensitive surface, but is a poor heat conductor. Pots and pans therefore often have an additional base layer made from a heat-conducting material (e.g. copper).
Porcelain stoneware tiles are ceramic tiles with very low water absorbency: they have a microporous surface (when not glazed or ceramically sealed), in which dirt, liquids etc. can collect. We therefore recommend that you use active or microfibre, surfactant-free, complexing, agent-based cleaners for daily cleaning. For pore-deep basic and intensive cleaning, suitable special cleaners should be used alongside the microfibres, e.g. for removing limescale deposits or oil and grease marks.
All materials naturally possess a surface which can be cleaned. However, those surfaces can be placed into one of the following categories: sanitary, floor and surfaces. "Surface" therefore defines everything except floors and sanitary areas. Other products are in principle employed for these categories, and these are also distinguished from each other by colour.
A suspension is a heterogeneous (non-mixable) mixture of substances consisting of a liquid and a solid finely distributed within it. This is distributed or suspended in the liquid.