Going Green with Kalle Sponge Cloths

Renewable Raw Materials
Kalle Sponge Cloths are produced from renewable raw materials. They consist of 70% wood cellulose and 30% cotton.

Durability and Reusability
Kalle Sponge Cloths offer particular abrasion resistance and are therefore particularly durable. They can be washed repeatedly in the dishwasher or washing machine – even as part of a boil wash. When they are dried, they do not become brittle; rather, they remain flexible and can be re-used “as new”.
The Kalle sponge cloth can be even particularly well sterilized through physical (e.g., thermal, radiotherapy) and chemical processes (e.g., ethylene oxide).

Sustained Cleanliness
Kalle Sponge Cloths do not only ensure clean surfaces, but are also better than other wiping cloths at absorbing bacteria, germs and pathogens, and simply transfer these to the waste water when they are cleaned.
Sustained cleanliness is measured according to the ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) scale.

When the sponge cloths are no longer to be used, they can be disposed of with household waste. They are even biodegradable according to the EN 13432 standard (certified by the ISEGA company; Jan. 2011).

Carbon Footprint

The carbon footprint has become established as a measure for environmental damage. It states the CO2 emissions through production and transport of a product. European retailers are increasingly endeavoring to reduce their carbon footprint. Kalle already uses all possible methods to avoid unnecessary CO2 emissions in production. On the Kalle-Albert industrial park, renewable sources of energy also already account for up to 30% of energy used. Through our location at the heart of Europe, transport distances to our European customers are very short and CO2 emissions due to transport are drastically reduced.

Closed Production Loops
Important production auxiliary materials are fed into closed loops and used on multiple occasions. This minimizes emissions in water and air.

Environmental Management
Kalle must fulfil the strict requirements laid down by German environmental legislation that demands emissions to be kept to the lowest level in the world.

Quality Assurance
Through its own quality laboratory, Kalle constantly ensures that its sponge cloths fulfil all legal requirements and warranted characteristics.

Packaging and Available Sizes

The Handy Ones
  • Size 210 mm x 250 mm (8.3” x 9.8”)
  • Available colors: yellow, red, blue and green
  • 10 cloths per color / per pack
  • 20 packs per color / per case = 200 cloths per case
  • 42 cases per color / per pallet = 8,400 cloths per pallet
  • Case dimension: 42 cm x 36 cm x 28 cm (16.5” x 14.2” x 11.0”)
  • Pallet dimension: 1.20 m x 0.8 m (47.2” x 31.5”)

The Big Ones

  • Size 315 mm x 257 mm (12.4″ x 10.1″)
  • Available colors: yellow, red, blue and green
  • 5 cloths per color / per pack
  • 20 packs per color / per case = 100 cloths per case
  • 40 cases per color / per pallet = 4,000 cloths per pallet
  • Case dimension: 32 cm x 38 cm x 32 cm (12.6” x 15.0” x 12.6”)
  • Pallet dimension: 1.20 m x 0.8 m (47.2” x 31.5”)

Kalle has developed comprehensive expertise in making sponge cloths particularly attractive. Sponge cloths can be custom-designed to enable the customer to differentiate between products and provide them with competitive advantages.
For consumer packs, we print the sponge cloths with continuous one or two-color standard motifs or motifs of your choice.
Kalle Sponge Cloths are particularly suitable as advertising media with secondary benefits. The entire sponge cloth is available as an advertising space for your message. The practical benefits of this sponge cloth guarantee that your advertising message remains visible and in your customer’s mind.
For advertising purposes, we print different formats with inexpensive one or two-color printing. However, multi-colored, elaborate prints with designer motifs are also possible.

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