GROOM/STICK is a novel form of natural rubber with specific properties combining to create a surface dry-cleaner of high efficiency.
The rubber’s natural structure has been modified to make it permanently soft, kneadable and strongly tacky. Moisture, solvents and chemical additives have been excluded.
As a non-abrasive, non-staining cleaner of paper and other library materials, Groom/stick gently but positively picks up a wide range of foreign matter. Graphite, carbon, charcoal, chalk, crayon, dry powder colours, mould spores, dust, dirt and grease are cleanly lifted off the surface and held in a ‘molecular trap’ from which there is no escape.
The process is fast and smear-free. It is demonstrated by lightly rolling a Groom/stick ‘cigar’ across a freshly-printed newspaper. Excess print ink is removed instantly – without blurring the print or soiling adjacent clean areas.
Ordinary solid or granular rubber/resin erasers abrade, smudge, crumble or produce clinging debris. Groom/stick sacrifices nothing of itself, leaves no dirty fragments to brush away (or mould spores to regenerate).