What are wet wipes made of?
With the development of society, people’s living standards continue to improve, and everyone’s requirements for the quality of daily necessities are getting higher and higher. The role of various daily necessities is becoming more and more refined. Some of the functions of the previous paper towels have been replaced by wet wipes. Instead, wet tissue paper now also plays an important role in daily life. So what is the wet tissue material and ingredient of wet wipes?
The main ingredients of wet wipes include non-woven fabric, water, and additives.
Wet tissue material - Non-woven fabric
As the name implies, non-woven fabric is a fabric that does not need to be woven and is made by directly bonding fibers together by mechanical and thermal bonding methods. There are many raw materials for making non-woven fabrics, and the methods for making non-woven fabrics are divided into many types according to the different raw materials, and the raw materials can be various. Among the many types of non-woven fabrics, spunlace non-woven fabrics mainly use high pressure to spray fine water streams onto the fiber web, so that one or more layers of fibers are entangled with each other to form a network or firmness and strength. The non-woven fabric made in this way not only has a soft feel but also has a certain tensile strength.
In addition, other processing techniques include melt bonding and spun bonding. In addition to the processing technology factors that determine the quality of non-woven fabrics, there is also the choice of raw materials, so this requires a comprehensive judgment.
Wet tissue material - Pure water
The liquid content in wet wipes is generally about 80%. Too low moisture ratio will cause wet wipes to be too dry, too high, and too wet, both of which are inconvenient to use. After repeated tests, only when the liquid content is 80% is the most appropriate. 90% of the liquid components in the wipes are water, and the rest is some additive components. Therefore, in order to avoid the reaction between the two, the water in the wipes needs special treatment, most of which will be labeled as "refined water" "Pure water", "RO pure water" and so on.
Wet tissue material - Additives
There are many additives in wet wipes, and the difference between wet wipes of various brands is also the biggest. Most of the additives are marked with chemical names, which are not understood by ordinary consumers. In fact, although the products used are different, the effects are all the same. The key is what is the use of these materials.
Humectant: Propylene glycol is a solvent and also a humectant. It can help the effective substances in the liquid medicine to dissolve in the water so that the water is not easy to volatilize, and it has antibacterial and antiseptic effects, so it is contained in almost all wet tissues.
Preservatives: Phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, paraben. Wet wipes contain a lot of water and different substances. In order to maintain the activity of effective substances, preservatives must be added, but the content is very low, so there will be no negative effects. In order to fight against different kinds of bacteria, the same kind of wet wipes usually adds a compound liquid of several preservatives. This also shows that you must pay attention to the production and use dates when purchasing wet wipes. Wet wipes that have expired or have been produced for a long time are best not to use.
Antibacterial agents: sodium lactate, eucalyptus leaves. There are many types of antibacterial agents, both chemically synthesized antibacterial agents, and natural antibacterial agents. As the name suggests, they can eliminate bacteria and inhibit bacterial reproduction.
Yeesain’s technicians proposed that the additives in wet wipes are also different, and each brand is also very different. Different additives reflect different effects. Now the wet wipes used for this reason are now free of additives, this is to prevent certain damage to the baby's skin.
The above is the content related to the wet tissue material to share with you. Yeesain hopes that through the above content, everyone can have a better understanding of the wet wipes.