What is the difference between sanitary wipes and ordinary wipes

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What is the difference between sanitary wipes and ordinary wipes

Update:12 Apr
Summary: There are a wide variety of disinfe...
There are a wide variety of disinfection, hygiene and anti-epidemic products on the market. Among them, wet wipes are widely loved by consumers because of their convenience to carry out. Note, however, that not all wipes are sanitizers. So, what are the real wipes with disinfection and sterilization function? The original solution of sanitary wipes has the function of killing microorganisms, while ordinary wet wipes do not have the function of disinfection and sterilization. According to the hygiene standard of sanitary wipes in the hygiene standard of disposable hygiene products: in addition to meeting the microbial standard, the killing rate of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus must be ≥90% for sanitary wipes.

For the effect of fungi, the killing rate of Candida albicans must be, and its bactericidal effect must be maintained at room temperature for at least 1 year. The standard product hygiene index stipulates that the total number of colonies of ordinary wet wipes is less than or equal to 200 in the microbial index, while the total number of colonies of sanitary wet wipes is less than or equal to 20. Obviously, the indicators of microbial hygiene wipes are much stricter than ordinary wipes. The total number of fungal colonies index: ordinary wet wipes 100, sanitary wipes zero.

The requirements of this standard reflect the differences in the production management and production environmental conditions of ordinary wet wipes and sanitary wipes. This is also one of the reasons why there are many companies that can produce wet wipes and few companies that produce sanitary wipes. As the raw material of disinfectant, alcohol is mostly used in medical alcohol cotton balls. The product is usually packaged in a single individual package, whereas sanitary wipes are usually packaged in multiple pieces. After opening the package during use, the alcohol evaporates quickly and is easy to dry, so the wet tissue cannot be used.

Alcohol is flammable, irritating and skin-degreasing, so ethanol is basically not used as the main soaking solution in sanitary wipes. SUMYEA sanitary wipes use 0.1%~0.2% polyhexamethyleneguanidine hydrochloride as an antibacterial ingredient, and the effective antibacterial rate is 99.9%. Hygienic and environmentally friendly wet wipes must be tested by authoritative institutions for the microbial kill index. Wet wipes that do not meet the microbial killing index are unqualified products, that is, they cannot be named as sanitary wipes. Sanitary wipes have to go through many testing items, the testing cycle is long, and wet wipes material the testing cost is high, which is another reason why there are fewer companies producing sanitary wipes.