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Some cleaning tool fabrics, such as cotton and microfiber, are known to bind with quaternary ammonium chlorides (“quats”), known as “quat binding.” The active ingredient (quats) have a tendency to become attracted to, and absorbed into, microfiber and cotton fabrics, as cotton fabrics and most microfibers are negatively charged. Quats are cationic, or positively charged, and are attracted to these fabric surfaces which are anionic, or negatively charged. The consequence is that a portion of the quat active becomes unavailable to disinfect hard surfaces making the disinfection process ineffective. This video demonstrates the phenomenon.