Industrial wipes: The black horse

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From manufacturing plants and the aerospace industry to foodservice and healthcare settings, nonwoven-based industrial wipes are more frequently replacing woven cloths and rags. With a nonwoven wipe or wiper, customers can expect cleanliness as well as consistency, unlike recycled rags and towels that can vary in size and can still be contaminated after being laundered. Nonwovens producers and wipes manufacturers are taking note of this growth.

So what exactly is Industrial wipes?

Industrial wipes are disposable nonwoven products used for a variety of applications in industry and institutions, including food service wipes, general industrial, and specialty wipes and medical wipes. These products can be wet or dry and may be impregnated with ingredients for specific purposes, such as polishing, cleaning, or removing bacteria.

Pre-impregnated industrial-strength cleaning wipes are designed for use by anyone who needs a very effective and immediately on-hand cleaning product. Say goodbye to dirty wet towels and messy liquid cleaners, say hello to a high-performance mobile multi-cleaner that will tackle just about any dirt or stain.

What do they do?

Industrial wipes are unique in their ability to clean a vast range of “nasty” substances from hands, tools, and surfaces, including:

  • General grime
  • Grease
  • Oil- & water-based paints & coatings
  • PUR & instant-grab adhesives
  • Silicone & acrylic sealants
  • PU foam
  • EPOXY fillers & grouts
  • Oil
  • Tar
  • Inks & permanent marker
  • and more

Who would use them?

Anybody involved in construction, maintenance, workshops, mechanics, engineers, electricians, plumbers, welders, farmers, painters, decorators, printers and all DIY applications. They are ideal for the workshop, van or factory, outdoors or in the home or office.

More Examples of Applications

Manufacturing, Engineering, and maintenance

  • Cleaning machinery and tools
  • Absorbing fluids and oil
  • Hand cleaning

Automotive industry

  • Surface preparation before painting
  • Polishing
  • Oil and chemical absorbents


  • Vehicle cleaning and maintenance
  • Window cleaning


  • Machine cleaning and maintenance
  • Absorbing ink and other fluids
  • Hand cleaning

Food industry

  • Machine cleaning and maintenance
  • Absorbing fluids
  • Hand cleaning


  • Delicate polishing
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Dust removal

Electronic and Computer Industry

  • Delicate and intricate cleaning
  • Dust removal

Optical Industries

  • Polishing
  • Dust removal


  • Wet floor cleaning

Why use industrial wipes?

  • Consistent, high performance, custom engineered for each application
  • Hygienic, convenient, excellent cost and value in use
  • No residual oils, chemicals or other contaminants that can leave streaks and smears, causing losses in time and quality
  • No significant residues of heavy metals (lead, zinc, nickel) or EOX (extractable organic halogens)
  • A wide range of materials and dispensing solutions to find the ideal nonwoven wipe for any application

What is the technology used?

Raw material:

air-laid spun lace, spunlaid, wetland,

Manufacturing equipment:

Canister wipes folding and cutting machine;

Wet wipes packaging machine(40-120pcs/pack)

What is the prospect?

“We’ll continue to see higher growth and a higher share of the market for nonwoven wipes, and the reason for that is consistency and performance versus woven,” says Dawn Huston, director of Product Marketing, Wipes – Americas, Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Division, Berry Global. “As we, and the industry, continue to develop and evolve wiping solutions that act more like woven cloths, we will capture more of the market.”

What is the trend?

We’ve seen a shift in the market to apply more task-specific wipers as new manufacturing processes require efficient and reliable cleaning.

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