RapidClean Group has been given exclusive distribution of the Dry Fusion carpet cleaning system, which was acquired by Oates in 2010 as part of Oates Laboratories brand, along with Research Products and Citrus Resources. INCLEAN was invited to attend a training day on 25 February at Oates’ newest facility in Pemulway (Sydney) presented by managing director of Dry Fusion UK, Shaun Bradbury.
When asked why RapidClean Group was chosen for exclusive distribution, Oates’ national category manager – chemicals, Mark McKenzie said it was due to the group’s national coverage and reputation. “There were a few obvious advantages to selecting Rapid; they are independently owned, have a national reach and offer attentive localised service, which means they can take care of ongoing service and training for the customers that purchase the system,” he stated.
“We feel Rapid would be able to give the system the attention it deserves,” added Sue Wilton, Oates’ NSW state manager. “This system is a great opportunity for various applications in the commercial sector and we want to push through the RapidClean Group to expand its reach.”
The Dry Fusion system – a combination of the machine, activator cleaning solution and stain protector – combined with a continuously applied heat application controlled between 30 to 85 degrees Celsius allows the activator cleaner and protector to create a thermal reaction that cleans, blocks stains and improves drying performance. The Dry Fusion process is pH neutral and does not rely on water flushing to clean carpets.
“We’ve turned a technical process – which carpet cleaning is, if done properly – and turned it into a straightforward, easy-to-use, risk management system,” said Bradbury, during his training presentation. “The system draws the soil out of the carpet onto the pad, which is made from a specialist yarn that allows the stain blocker and heat to dry through and leave the carpet dry within 30 minutes.”
“The heat is the key to this system,” Bradbury continued. “It drives off the moisture, ‘curing’ the fluorocarbon and helps it form a clear film on every fibre, creating a ‘fusion bonding’. Combined with the Fluorocarbon resin are two stain blocking resins that help to dislodge soil and dust and helps to prevent spills from penetrating the fibre.”
Bradbury noted that Dry Fusion maintains a standard by ensuring every buyer of a machine receives training and certification to use the system. “We only support licensed ‘fusioneers’ hence why we are here today to teach the RapidClean Group, who can then teach their customers and maintain ongoing support.”