The Science Stuff 

There’s a lot of interesting work undertaken before you can buy a pack of wipes. Nonwoven material has to be manufactured, optimal lotion for the wipe has to be selected, and then the wipes have to be packaged before being distributed to shops and stores. Find out more about these processes in our articles below.

 

All the wipes questions you might want the answers to but are too afraid to ask…

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September 28th is ask a stupid question day! There might be some questions about wipes that you want to know the answers too, but you’ve been too afraid to ask!

 

What are wipes made out of? 
Wipes are made of a fabric-like material called nonwovens. The same kind of materials are used also as components in sanitary pads, babies’ diapers and even in tea bags! If you are wondering what nonwovens are take a look at our blog about the science behind nonwovens and our tree of different nonwoven products.

What types of wipes are out there? 
There are so many wipes out there, probably for also purposes you’ve never even imagined! Antibacterial wipes, floor wipes, bathroom cleaning wipes, polishing wipes, stain removal wipes, electronic cleaning wipes, body wipes, make-up removal wipes, baby wipes and many many more! If you are looking for a specific type of wipes, get in touch: they might already exist somewhere. You may want to take a look at the blogs  introducing the wipes you’ve never heard of - Part 1, Part 2 and the Mens Skincare edition. 

Are wipes biodegradable? 
Some wipes are biodegradable, but not all of them. Some wipes are made of organic materials like cotton, bamboo and viscose which make are biodegradable. Check the labels on the wipes package to learn the best methods to dispose the wipes you’ve used. Also remember there’re eco-friendly alternatives in wipes.

Can wipes been flushed?
Some wipes are safe to be flushed: there’re some moist toilet wipes and bathroom cleaning wipes which truly disperse when flushed. But be careful and read the instructions on the wipes package. Flushing non-dispersible wipes clog up sewers and cause problems for the waste water systems.

You can read more about this topic in the blog which introduces Suominen’s flushable materials which are used in wipes and are tested truly safe to be flushed.

Did you learn something new? Tweet us today on Twitter if you have any more questions and we will answer them all in a upcoming part 2 blog. 

 

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