The DCON Mitt combines the effectiveness of microfiber with the protection of a chemical barrier to protect the user. Microfiber has been utilized for decades for its ability to efficiently remove liquids, dirt, oils, and even germs from surfaces. Microfiber is composed of a blend of polyester and polyamide fibers. These fibers are woven into smaller “splits,” which are many times smaller than human hair. Splits give microfiber the ability to conform to surfaces and penetrate small cracks and crevasses on surfaces, which provides a superior ability to remove liquids and droplets when compared to other absorbent materials like cotton cloths, paper towels, or plain polyester fabric alone. Microfiber’s split construction also provides a greater surface area in which liquids can be absorbed. In fact, microfiber can absorb 7-8 times its weight in liquids as compared to other materials. The fiber splits, either dry or slightly moistened with water, generate an attractive charge that helps entrap small solid particles and germs. This effect reduces cross-contamination and lessens the chance of resuspending the contaminant and creating an airborne hazard.
Microfiber has been tested, for physical removal of Chemical Warfare Agent liquids, by the US Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command – Chemical Biological Center (formerly ECBC) and the UK Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and has proven highly effective for immediate decontamination. In addition, Microfiber has been tested by a large number of university and national laboratories and found to be a material for the removal of biological pathogens from surfaces, when used in conjunction with liquid biocidal decontaminants. The DCON Mitt can be used in combination with M2DCON’s Fuller’s Earth and Decon PLUS™. The DCON Mitt is 100% Made in the USA and Berry Amendment Compliant.