SOURCE: UMF Corporation


February 02, 2016 10:00 ET

Demand for Improved Guest Room Hygiene Drives Sales of PerfectCLEAN® PCiPAD Mattress Protector

At Pennies Per Day/Bed, New Lease Program from UMF Corporation Minimizes Costs, Maximizes ROI

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - February 02, 2016) -  With hotel hygiene becoming top-of-mind in the hospitality industry, UMF Corporation's new PCiPAD Mattress Protector and Lease Program are catching the attention of leading hotel brands wanting to simultaneously protect the well being of their guests and their investment in mattress inventory without compromising the sleeping experience of their overnight travelers -- all at less than 5 cents per day per bed.

"We know that among all problems experienced by hotel guests, rooms that are not clean have the greatest impact on satisfaction," said George Clarke, UMF Corporation CEO, referring to a recent J.D. Power study of hotel satisfaction. "Our PCiPAD Mattress Protector is perfect for providing peace of mind for guests and hotel alike."

At its website, the UMF Corporation -- a leading innovator and specialist in environmental hygiene and infection prevention -- has provided a simplified calculator and application process for hoteliers interested in leasing information about its new and increasingly popular PerfectCLEAN® PCiPAD Mattress Protector. In four easy steps, the online application process enables the hotelier to calculate the cost of leasing the PCiPAD based on the total number of mattresses to be covered, typically less than 5 cents per day per mattress.

According to Clarke, the PCiPAD comes to market after extensive development and in-service trials. He said the lease program is the only one of its kind and makes the PCiPAD program available and easy to implement economically for all types of properties. Minimizing cost and maximizing the ROI per mattress, Clarke said the PCiPAD has exceeded expectations and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost mattresses and, ultimately, kept "more heads in beds."

"If you're in the business of hospitality, you know of the hygiene dilemma and costs posed by instances of incontinence and other 'fluid' accidents," Clarke said. "These events can result in very awkward customer relations and adversely impact Guest Experience Index (GEI) scores."

The benefit of the PCiPAD to guests is the comforting knowledge of staying in a room that includes a clean, fresh and hygienic mattress -- free from odors and cross-contamination issues. The benefits to the hotel are multiple and include mattress replacement costs, improved GEI scores and the reduction in out-of-service rooms.

The PCiPAD Mattress Protector is latex-free, has a comfort layer backed by a soaker layer supported by a barrier layer -- all for complete mattress protection. It absorbs, wicks and retains fluid unlike competitive products that repel and puddle. It's durable, lightweight and easy for room attendants to change. The PCiPAD comes in twin, double/full, queen and king sizes and all pads are sewn with 2½-inch radius corners.

UMF Corporation manufactures the PerfectCLEAN system of hygiene products featured in Starwood's ABC's of Housekeeping.

About UMF Corporation

Innovators and specialists in environmental hygiene, UMF Corporation delivers advanced, patented antimicrobial technology with industry-leading PerfectCLEAN® products, education, training and support. The company, headquartered in the Chicago area, is the only U.S. company that designs, engineers and manufactures high-performance fibers and accessories to help its customers meet tough new challenges in public health and safety. For more information, visit

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