Girbau’s Sapphire-linked Covid-19 disinfection package is a real gem

19 June 2020

Girbau Global Laundry Solutions (Girbau) recently developed and released the Covid-19 Disinfection Monitoring Package (DMP), a module that works in concert with Sapphire laundry management software to monitor and verify disinfection of washed textiles.

Unique in the industry, according to Girbau, the DMP was invented to address the immediate need for disinfection and hygiene within laundries across the globe. Available on all Girbau washers, the DMP is a result of Girbau’s targeted effort to help counter the Covid-19 pandemic and stop the spread of infection.

The DMP module integrates with Sapphire, Girbau’s smart, remote management software. Sapphire greatly facilitates laundry management, reporting irregularities and reducing costs and downtime. It also plays a crucial role in disinfection as it ensures compliance with the parameters necessary for proper textile sanitisation and, in addition, allows data to be stored and sent to customers.

“The DMP provides new functionality that helps hotels, care homes, assisted living facilities and commercial laundries ensure their laundering processes consistently comply with world, country or organizational disinfection requirements,” said Girbau global marketing director Mike Floyd.

Through Sapphire, the DMP shows, in real-time, the evolution of machine wash cycles with details of temperature, water levels and cycle phases. It allows the owner to quickly configure cycle conditions – including those for disinfection compliance – and verify that all cycles have met the disinfection parameters previously stipulated by the customer. It also makes it possible to remotely manage all the parameters of the wash cycle, including temperature, water level and cycle phases, or to carry out detailed monitoring with the recording of the entire cycle history.

Moreover, the DMP provides the option for creating custom disinfection criteria based on the time and temperature for each program on each machine – adapting to the specific needs of each laundry. In doing so, it displays a summary of the disinfection rules and conditions created by the user. Laundry managers can then run a report to see if any programme or machine does not comply with the established protocols for disinfection. In the event that the washing cycle has not fulfilled a disinfection condition, the user is alerted with a notification.

The DMP is compatible with Girbau washers, which offer precise temperature control and superior programming flexibility. Girbau washers are in place at on-premise and commercial laundries across the globe. They are also utilised for technical wetcleaning by drycleaning professionals worldwide, but unlike drycleaning, offer verification that disinfection takes place in delicate garments. To find out more about the DMP, visit


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