Wet floor sign on deck of cruise ship

umf Corporation, a researcher and developer of patented high-performance textiles for infection prevention and commercial cleaning, announced its membership in the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in the Technical & Supply Chain Community.

“For more than 10 years, umf Corporation has been dedicated to developing infection prevention products and programs to clean thousands of different environments,” stated umf Corporation Founder and CEO George Clarke. “We work side-by-side with environmental services and housekeeping professionals in leading hospitals, hotels and schools, and with pharmaceutical manufacturers to ensure that their sterile production facilities are free of germs and toxins. Our experience in the hospitality industry with our long-standing relationships with Marriott/Starwood, IHG, Hyatt, Accor, Hilton, Carlson Rezidor, Wyndham, Mandarin Oriental and Best Western brands has confirmed, 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.”

The PerfectCLEAN best-in-class system, used by most leading hotel brands, 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. UMF codeveloped the ABC’s of Housekeeping for hotels and has now customized the program for cruise lines, day care and other environments where enhanced levels of cleanliness and safety are required. Capable of removing everything that can be physically removed from an environmental surface, including germs and toxins, the PerfectCLEAN color-coded program is proven and endorsed for reducing costs; creating a safer environment with less cleaning chemical usage; improving efficiency and staff morale with an easier, highly effective system for cleaning; and increasing user satisfaction and customer retention.

“We are thrilled to be a member of CLIA,” added Clarke. “This opportunity will allow us to collaborate with cruise lines, hotels, port authorities and tour operators to deliver infection prevention solutions and programs that will help maintain the high standards of cleanliness and a safe environment for all guests.”