Cleaning Card Evolution
CleanTech™ Cleaning Cards is a constant developer of new and exciting technology. From Stan Eyler's roots in 1981 where he created disruptive opportunity and changed the face—actually changed the color—of all floppy diskettes in the world from a boring monochromatic black to a creative and extremely beneficial red, white, blue, green, yellow and clear. We remember reading about Henry Ford saying “any color you want as long as it’s black,” sorry Henry, it’s a new world out there. He then invented and patented floppy disk drive head cleaning diskettes that could be used in a single and double sided disk drive. Please see patents on the bottom of the page for more information. We immediately discovered an unquenchable thirst and love to invent, manufacture and market our new ideas from our first idea (created in his condo in California) to our latest, revolutionary product, the world’s first recyclable EcoCard™, created in Florida.
How the Cleaning Card has Evolved
The following is a brief history of a few of the cleaning cards (out of over 300) that Stan Eyler created.
We spoke to some of the best chemists in the USA and they told us what we wanted to create could not be accomplished. We pressed on and this cleaning card was the result of inspiration, and a lot of perspiration. The first head cleaning card featured a styrene core, and cleaning material on one side.
The second generation double sided head cleaning card. The marked improvement here, besides the obvious double sided material was the use of PVC. Stan found the availability, malleability and chemical resistance to be greater with PVC than the previous cleaning card substrate, styrene. The smell also improved dramatically. He then created the first double sided cleaning card using a waffle press. The waffle press took too long to bake (dwell times were expensive) and he eventually dropped the waffle press idea as too slow and it created bumps, peaks and valleys. He moved to a dynamic press and after some major re-engineering, the idea proved highly successful and his company at the time, was the only one in the world using this new, relatively inexpensive, high speed manufacturing technology.
The third—and the only Eco-Ffriendly cleaning card in the world—the EcoCard™. It is double sided, does NOT have a plastic core, absorbs more dirt and cleaning solution than all previous cleaning cards. It's patent pending, and best of all it's recyclable!
The EcoCard™ is revolutionizing not only the cleaning cards, but the entire cleaning industry with CleanTech’s new cleaning material. Ideal for all industries needing a rigidified, highly absorbent material that will not go limp in a fully absorptive state (meaning it can carry it’s own weight when fully saturated), and will last even in the most highly demanding environments. This material is ideally suited as the next generation to clean all reader and printer heads. The EcoCard™ is proudly made in the USA. Private label and customization is warmly welcomed!
What is an EcoCard?™
EcoCards™ are used to clean Card Readers, Thermal Printers, Currency Readers, Currency Validators, Check Scanners, ATM's, Parking Meters, Smartcard Readers and many more. If it accepts currency or a card, we have a solution for cleaning it.
The EcoCard™ comes in a pouch, and is PreWet™ with a safe cleaning solution.
Last generation cleaning cards contain a plastic core, so they are not able to absorb as much dirt or cleaning solution. Our patent pending EcoCard™ has no core, and absorbs the most dirt and cleaning solution.
Over time readers collect dirt, dust, lint and other contaminates which will eventually cause them to malfunction. A Head Cleaning Card is a product designed to clean a device that facilitates a transaction. In order for the Head Cleaning Card to work properly in the device, it is important that the card resembles or mimics the size, shape, thickness and material of the transaction media. In other words, it looks like a credit card or currency. Simply swipe the EcoCard™ through the reader, or insert under the print heads and remove. It's that easy.