TIDDOX industrial cleaning cloths are tough and durable, well suited to the varied needs of the manufacturing, mining, engineering, printing, painting, oil and marine industries, and specifically engineered to outperform traditional "Bags of Rags". Because textile rags are derived from scraps of recycled T-Shirts and cotton shirts, they are not always consistent, whereas we are able to engineer task specific products that are far more consistent in size, weight and absorbency. Other advantages include the cleanliness of the product, and that it is less bulky and cheaper to transport and store. This increased performance and effectiveness of our industrial cleaning cloths translates into a better experience, reduced wastage and an overall more effective wiping product. 

  • New, clean and hygienic
  • Consistent, standard size and shape
  • Less wastage, more economical
  • Cartons & rolls easier to store and cheaper to freight 
  • Low lint and lint free wipes
  • Lower cost per use
  • Greater absorbency and effectiveness
  • Used, less hygienic
  • Inconsistent size, shape and texture
  • Higher wastage; not all rags suitable
  • Bulky packaging costs more to store and freight
  • Not lint free
  • Higher cost per use
  • Generally not as effective or absorbent as wipers 




Modern wiping solutions involve specifically designed industrial cleaning cloths that are made with a specific task in mind. Historically, workshops would just use recycled rags made from RECYCLED COTTON T-SHIRTS for cleaning up each and every task, however these days there is a move towards less bulky and task orientated manufactured products, engineered to reduce wastage and improve consistency. Moreover, TIDDOX's design and manufacture of its industrial cleaning, task focused products has advanced significantly in recent years with the result that the modern synthetic wipers are cost effective, single use disposable products that have the further advantage over rags in that they represent hygienic, consistent, high performance products.

Regardless of the requirement, as an industrial cleaning cloths specialist, TIDDOX strives to provide the very best wiping solution for engineers, miners, mechanics, mariners, manufacturing businesses, commercial cleaners, logistics businesses, printers, painters, and others looking for a speciality wiper. Requirements vary from low lint and lint free equipment cleaning materials and polishing fabrics, to engine cleaning cloths and oil absorption pads, to durable products that can polish and clean tools, equipment, machines and hands, and absorb fluids, chemicals, oil and solvents, to speciality products for delicate cleaning and courser products for more challenging tasks.

Because some tasks require heavy duty cleaning materials, TIDDOX introduced its RHINO WIPES range, specifically designed to be STRONG, DURABLE and ABSORBENT. If you are facing an oil or solvent spill, or need to do some rough surface preparation, or some other challenging tasks, we recommend using one of the following three TIDDOX RHINO PRODUCTS discussed briefly below.

The toughest, heaviest, thickest material in this category is the JUMBO RHINO ROLL . This thick cloth is a great substitute for rags. It is blue in colour and comes packaged in a large roll consisting of 475 x 32cm x 34cm perforated wipers, 151 meters in length.

The same heavy duty cloth material is also available in a white colour, packaged in a pull out box called RHINO WIPES PULL-OUT BOX . This is a convenient portable dispenser box that contains 160 pull out sheets. Both the dispenser box and the roll products are equally popular as rag replacement products, used in automotive and engineering businesses. These products are made from a strong and absorbent polypropylene woodpulp material, that is LOW LINTING / LINT FREE making them perfect for rough surface preparation and other low lint applications where solvents are involved.

The third product in the RHINO WIPES range is a smaller medium duty version (in white), called the WHITE RHINO ROLL . This low lint, solvent resistant product is made up of 220 easy to tear perforated sheets (22.5cm x 38cm) of strong, durable industrial cleaning cloths, that are as absorbent as they are tough. This 83m roll is used by sign writers, engineering businesses, printers, dentists, cosmetic businesses, throughout the hospitality industry and in many schools as a rag replacement wiper.

In addition, TIDDOX has a couple of blended wood pulp polyester based products that are very absorbent and strong. On the large end TIDDOX offers its LOW LINT INDUSTRO WIPES ideal for large surface area wiping (and window cleaning). The INDUSTRO WIPES are 45cm x 55cm open size and are packaged in cartons of 300 cut pieces. Smooth on both sides, this product is great for low linting tasks such as wiping down machinery, metal surfaces on heavy equipment, polishing glass windows, cleaning windscreens or wiping glass. A durable, reusable and highly absorbent product.

On the smaller end, and made from the same wood pulp polyester blended material, are TIDDOX's SOLVENT RESISTANT WIPES for use with solvents, chemical fluids, paint, oil and grease. Their hardy, heavy weight material ensures that these industrial cloths will not only withstand, but also absorb these types of substances. These products are hand sized and come in convenient packs of 50 pieces. They also have a particular feature of a course top side complimented by a smooth underside. This gives these products a versatility to handle dual purpose tasks, such as low lint wiping using the smooth side and harder wiping tasks, such as removing stubborn grime, using the rougher side.

One of the attractive features of the above assortment of products is they share a common LOW LINTING characteristic. They are also appealing because they are just as absorbent as T-Shirt rags, but have the advantage over rags in that they are cheaper, lighter and less bulky than an equal quantity of rags, making them an attractive alternative.

For more delicate requirements, found typically in controlled manufacturing environments where lint cannot be allowed, such as pharmaceutical or instrument manufacture, in clean rooms, spray booths, or in the electronics, printing and painting industries, TIDDOX has designed a LINT-FREE CLOTH , called Polysoft Wipes. These are very soft, non-abrasive cloths that are specifically designed to reduce any loose fibre residue during wiping, through a double knit weave and laser edge sealing.

TIDDOX boasts a wide choice when it comes to JUMBO ROLLS commonly used for heavy duty wiping applications in industries such as engineering, fabrication, transport and automotive, printing, manufacturing and mining, marine and aviation, food and beverage. Typical wiping applications include use with solvents, grease or oil, or preparing surfaces, abrasive wiping, cleaning of hands or tools, and other general wiping tasks that call for a heavy duty product that is strong, durable and absorbent. TIDDOX's large sized rolls are best suited to bulk usage environments, and the bulk packaging allows for a low cost per sheet. These tear-off, disposable rag replacements keep costs and waste down and productivity up in high-traffic workshop environments.

Two of the most popular products are TIDDOX's CLASSIC JUMBO ROLL , a 300m general purpose product, and made up of 600 perforated industrial cleaning cloths (30cm x 50cm), and TIDDOX's JUMBO 3-PLY BLUE PAPER TOWEL INDUSTRIAL ROLL , a 350m roll comprising of 1000 general purpose disposable blue paper wipers that have high wet and tear strength. Both rolls can be dispensed from a floor stand, if required, and both are cost effective options in high usage areas to improved productivity, lower costs and lower wastage (as fewer sheets needed per use). Both products an economical solution in a workshop or factory where high volume usage of disposables wipes is required. Floor stands and dispensers available.

The large 1000 piece, 3-ply tissue JUMBO PAPER ROLL (350m in length) is a popular rag replacement for cleaning hands, tools and wiping down equipment in automotive and manufacturing workshops as the tear-off sheets offer businesses a disposable and cost effective solution. The thick 3-ply tissue is very absorbent of most workshop spills from chemicals and fluids through to grease & oils.

TIDDOX also offers DEGREASING CLOTHS , which are made of meltblown polypropolyne and perform excellent as oil absorbent wipers or for surface preparation before painting. These blue leopard patterned pieces are available in either packs or as DEGREASING ROLLS .

Perhaps the most popular disposable rag is the blue RAG ON A ROLL or "ROAR" , which is a 70m roll made up of 200-sheets of perforated scrim reinforced tissue, extremely tough, durable and absorbent. Each sheet is made from strong reliable 4-ply highly absorbent paper tissue strengthened by a scrim nylon webbing in the middle to ensure that it holds together well. As these products do not tear easily, TIDDOX has perforated the sheets every 35cm of every roll to make for easy tear-off and this also reduces wastage. As a multipurpose cleaning product, ROAR is used in kitchens, hotels and restaurants, as well in automotive garages and engineering business, for a variety of tasks from cleaning glass, hands, masks and machinery to wiping down tables, chairs and counters.

The SUPERMAX is a large sized orange sponge-like towel that that is recognised for its huge absorption capacity, making it popular in automotive garages as oil drop sheets under trucks and vehicles, and as floor spill pads in factories. This multipurpose industrial cleaning cloth has an extraordinary capacity to absorb spilt liquids (& oils), so it is also used extensively by commercial cleaners, marine businesses, and throughout the transport industry as a rag replacement. It is also often used as a shammy to wash buses, trucks, vehicles and boats. Its large size (60cm x 50cm), its thickness, its cost effectiveness and above all its absorbency capabilities, makes these spill pads one of the best value for money products in this category on the market. Bulk packed in cartons of 200 extra large wipers, that are versatile, washable, reusable and long lasting. For smaller cut pieces of this product (40cm x 38cm) try TIDDOX's MAXI WIPES .

Whilst the above product is often used to rapidly soak up oil spills, petrol and diesel spills, TIDDOX also supplies more traditional oil spill cleanup pads in the form of WHITE OIL ABSORBENT PADS , which are also available in perforated roll format - see OIL ABSORBENT ROLLS , which are capable of absorbing many litres of oil whilst resisting water. TIDDOX also supplies similar sized grey coloured GENERAL PURPOSE ABSORBENT PADS or GENERAL PURPOSE ABSORBENT ROLLS , which will absorb many litres of BOTH oil and water. These HEAVY DUTY SORBENTS are specifically designed to treat environmental clean ups and spills on mine sites.

For quick, easy and convenient removal of grease and oil from hands and tools, TIDDOX offers its CANS OF INDUSTRIAL WET WIPES , a portable can of 120 extra large sheets that are formulated to quickly remove grease and grime. These disposable pieces are also available as refills for the canister. These industrial cleaning cloths are made from a strong polypropylene meltblown materia, formulated to remove grease and oil from tools and hands, as well as solvents, such as paints and graffiti from surfaces.

Finally, one of the popular substitute products by painters and other users of WHITE RAGS are TIDDOX's OMNIWIPES . These high performance spunlace materials are manufactured with mostly viscose materials, making them extremely absorbent, whereas rags on the other hand tend to absorb less. The other advantages of this substitute product is that not only is it more hygienic, it is less bulky to transport and store, and more consistent in performance, thereby providing businesses with cost savings and reduced wastage. Each carton contains 600 white rag replacement sheets (30cm x 60cm), made up of 12 packs of 50 wipes. This product forms part of TIDDOX's disposable spunlace range of industrial cleaning cloths, which also includes PREMIUM WIPES ON A ROLL and PREMIUM PACKS OF WIPES .

Notwithstanding the above range of rag alternatives, TIDDOX remains a market leading nationwide supplier of recycled T-Shirt rags, both coloured and white, in either 10kg, 5kg or 1.5kg bags. As RECYCLED T-SHIRTS RAGS are from scraps of used second hand T-Shirt materials, they will differ in shape, size and texture. They are washed and run through a metal detector to identify any sharp metal objects which are then removed, and compressed packed into plastic bags. The challenge with rags has always been the inconsistency of the materials and the absorbency of the differing scraps, as not all cloths are suitable for use resulting in wastage. Also, being cotton, they can leave lint residue after wiping, and the bulky compressed packed size makes them expensive to transport and store, resulting in an overall higher cost in use compared to synthetically manufactured wipers. The two most popular rag options are WHITE COTTON T-SHIRT RAGS or MIXED COLOURED T-SHIRT RAGS .