When it comes to wipe materials there are plenty to choose from. You have your premium fabrics that feel soft and cloth-like, cost-effective thinner materials, and everything in between.
Let’s start with the cost-effective fabrics. Polypropylene is a non-woven fabric made of plastic. The plus side of polypropylene is that it’s recyclable. So if you’re looking for a wipe that can make this claim, polypropylene is your guy. Since it is thinner you can get a higher roll count, and save money while you’re at it.
Then there are premium fabrics. These fancier materials will charm you with their soft, non-woven feel. They feel like cloth and stand up to scrubbing better than a thinner wipe like polypropylene. These wipes are typically thicker, so your roll count or count in a flat pack will be less than a thinner wipe like polypropylene. Fabrics like this are typically made from polyester and wood pulp based fibers. This blend makes these fabrics strong, soft, and absorbent.
There are also biodegradable wipe choices. If you’re in the market for an environmentally conscious wipe material this is a good choice for you. The pricing does vary so keep that in mind! If you’d like to learn more about biodegradable fabrics click here.
You’ll want to make sure that the use of your wipe matches the fabric you choose. If your wipe is going to be wiping down hard surfaces and won’t be taking care of big messes, polypropylene might be a good decision.
A hardier wipe is best to choose if your wipe used on skin, or will be used for scrubbing and cleaning messy surfaces,
There’s a lot to learn about different wipe materials out there, especially when you’re trying to choose the perfect one for your product. Make sure you’re sampling some options and testing it with your formula to get the best product possible! If you would like to read more about where picking the best wipe material fits into the creation of your product, click here!