SOURCE: UMF Corporation


February 29, 2016 08:00 ET

New Mattress Protector From UMF Corporation Helps Hotels Overcome Hygiene Challenges Posed by Spring Break Excesses

PerfectCLEAN® PCiPAD Benefits Guests, Hotels Alike

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - February 29, 2016) - Leading hotels and resorts in popular spring break destinations are turning to a new mattress protector to help them overcome the hygiene challenges that often accompany the fast approaching infamous holiday season for college students. Called the PerfectCLEAN® PCiPAD, the new mattress protector from UMF Corporation simultaneously protects the well-being of hotel guests and the hotel's investment in its mattress inventory.

"Spring break is the season of damage deposits and 'deposits' that damage," said George Clarke, CEO of UMF Corporation, a leading innovator and specialist in environmental hygiene and infection prevention. "College students are notorious for leaving behind an array of reminders of their party excesses during their hotel stay -- and many of these excesses happen atop the most prominent investment in the room: the hotel bed. Because of the PCiPAD, accidents that can pose a hygiene dilemma or otherwise ruin a mattress are easily washed away and the mattress protector is placed back on the bed without difficulty."

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 all standard sizes and provides complete corner-to-corner protection.

"Beyond spring break, 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," Clarke said. "The benefits to the hotel are multiple and include the decreased costs associated with reduced mattress replacement, improved GEI (Guest Experience Index) scores and the reduction in out-of-service rooms."

At its website, UMF Corporation has provided a simplified calculator and application process for hoteliers interested in leasing 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 every type of property. 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."

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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