May 10, 2018

UMF Corporation Introduces PerfectCLEAN® Shower Paddle, Ideal for Use in Hotels

Designed and built for the Des Moines Marriott, PerfectCLEAN® Shower Paddle now available for purchase nationwide

Skokie, Ill. – May 10, 2018 UMF Corporation, the leader in the research and development of high-performance textiles for infection prevention and commercial cleaning, today introduced the PerfectCLEAN® Shower Paddle . umf custom-designed and built the product for the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines, Iowa. It is available now for purchase nationwide.

“In the hospitality industry, cleanliness is of tantamount importance – by far, it is a primary reason why guests keep coming back to a property or leave and never return,” said umf Corporation CEO George Clarke. “We were thrilled to work with the Des Moines Marriott to ensure the hotel could maintain its high standards of cleanliness. Moreover, our team was able to take the PerfectCLEAN® Shower Paddle from concept to working prototype to production and inventory in only six weeks. Now, we’re thrilled to bring the product to the broader market.”

 When the Des Moines Marriott hotel went through a recent modernization, Senior Manager of Room Operations, Abby Fritz, discovered an immediate challenge in the newly designed bathrooms with sliding glass shower doors. Due to very tight spaces between the glass and rails, not even a single wiper could be used to clean the rollers, both sides of the chrome track and inside of the glass doors. Fritz immediately turned to her partner umf Corporation – which happened to have a representative on-site at the time training her room attendants  – to help solve the problem. 

 “The new shower doors looked beautiful, but we needed a feasible solution to clean between the doors and frame,” said Fritz. “Baldwin Galan from umf took pictures, emailed them to UMF’s home office where they prioritized finding a solution. In fact, we had the first working prototype in just two days. We are thrilled with the resulting product, which enables us to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness our guests expect.”

 The PerfectCLEAN® best-in-class system includes color-coded products for eliminating the risk of room-to-room cross-contamination, as well as on-site training and support to educate staff on a ONEperROOM™ methodology and the ABC’s of Housekeeping. Capable of removing everything that can be physically removed from an environmental surface, including bacteria and virus particles, the new PerfectCLEAN® Shower Paddle kit is color-coded ORANGE™ for use in bathrooms.

 For more information – or to purchase the PerfectCLEAN® Shower Paddle (patent pending) and other products – please visit or call 888 920 0370.

 About umf Corporation

umf Corporation is the leader in the research and development of high-performance textiles for the infection prevention and commercial cleaning markets. Through extensive testing, exhaustive analysis and the commitment of significant human and financial resources, new antimicrobial technologies have been merged with innovative product designs that are redefining the future of clean™