All purpose abrasive non-woven pad/scrubber and a process for its manufacture

Abrasive pads/scrubbers used for cleaning utensils and the like which generally involve rubbing of the pad along with a few applied detergent/cleansing agent on the surface to be washed. More particularly, the invention is directed to a all purpose abrasive pad obtained of medicated white coir which are user friendly, durable with all the loose fibers efficiently interlocked and also having glossy, elastic, non-odour and tack free touch abrasive texture. Unlike the conventional synthetic fibers and metallic wool established abrasive pads, the treated white coir abrasive pad is found to be hygienic and totally free of any odour or be prone to germs and advantageously durable maintaining its preferred shape and texture even after repeated usage and applications. The simple all-natural fiber based abrasive pads with effective lifespan and also secure and hygienic favoring handling conditions in various applications.

 

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BACKGROUND

 

 
It is well known to utilize abrasive pads for the cleaning of number of subjects especially utensils and so on to make it free of tacky oily grime and allied unhygienic conditions in order to restore the same in good shape before each use.
 

 
There are various forms of abrasive pads offered on the planet including Non-woven nylon, impregnated with abrasive grain and ensured using heavy resins, plastic round scrubbers, steel wool, micro fiber Terry pad made from polyester net, metalsponges, coir brushes, coir rope and most commonly used is loose coir fibers.
 

 
The quickly moving abrasive pads since long which have been used are made from synthetic fibers of polyester and nylon which when used with any sort of detergents are noticeably affected by deterioration, degradation, and slow breakdown. Hence thewhole handy intention of an abrasive pad no more solves the purpose of cleaning activity but merely turns into a soft cloth.
 

 
Metallic Bronze Alloy, steel and aluminum wool are also available but are overly harsh, scratch and generally if left over a short period rusts. These pads after use are found to retain soap suds which makes the pads attract odor and vulnerable tomicrobes which could escape onto the surface of articles to be washed.
 

 
The plastic scrubbers accessible, loose their shape and slide on the surface as the pads are made from smooth plastic threads.
 

 
The broadly used ancient abrasive scrubber involve loose coir fibres. Still today it is used widely utilized in rural areas, lower economic segments in countries where coirs are easily available such as in India. However, such coir based scrubbersalthough are easily and almost freely available have several disadvantages like the fibers become wet, dark and attract foul odor as coir fiber to a particular extent doesn’t absorb water. It will become a cluttered affair as a few fibers have been left on thesurface.
 

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