Sponge Stick

  • Sponge-Stick in individual 14.5x30cm (5.5 x 12") Twirl-Tie™ bag
  • 7.5 x 4 cm (3 x 1.5") biocide-free cellulose sponge
  • Sponge dry or pre-moistened
  • Perfectly suited to sample gaps, drains and pipes
  • Bags easily opened with attached pull tabs
  • Label area for sample identification
  • Fast, easy-to-use sponge release mechanism
  • Thumb stop helps avoid accidental sponge contact
  • Long stick (22 cm, 8.5") for hard-to-reach surfaces
  • Easy-to-spot petrol-blue-colored stick
  • Less plastic used in production
  • No potentially toxic glues used to affix sponge to stick
  • Hard plastics with potential to damage bag during transport eliminated
  • Compatible with existing extendable poles

Label the bag in the white area. Ballpoint pens can be used. This sampling procedure does not require gloves!

Tear bag open by removing the tab. As an added safety measure, the tab is green-striped, making it easy to spot if lost.

Pull the bag down from the outside to release the stick. Do not touch the inner surface of the bag.

Collect the sample by vigorously rubbing sponge on target area (e.g. 30 x 30 cm, 1 x 1 ft). Do not touch the stick below the thumb-stop located in the middle of the handle.

Return the stick to the bag, taking care to insert it no deeper than the thumb-stop.

Pull the sponge off the stick by grasping it from outside the bag. For best results, pull from the middle of the fork-like end, using your thumb and index finger to move the sponge back and forth until it gently releases from the stick.

Use the attached tie to close the Twirl-Tie™ bag by rolling the opening of the bag and then kinking the tie to the inner side.
Package Size Description Item No.
  Pre-moistened with 10 ml In Twirl-Tie™ bag
75 Neutralizing buffer (NB) 10006157
75 Dey-Engley neutralizing broth (DE) 10006265
75 Letheen broth (LB) 10006298
75 Buffered peptone water (BPW) 10006267
75 0.9 % NaCl 10006609
75 Dry 10006300