result in HAIs. The study was conducted
by Charles Gerba, Ph.D., and colleagues
from the University of Arizona, with support from Kimberly-Clark.
High-Tech Conversions expands
High-Tech Conversions has expanded its
line of pre-saturated cleanroom wipes to
include more saturation levels and sizes.
The wipes are suitable for use in a variety
of industrial and controlled environment
settings and are available in Cleanroom
Classes ISO 3-4, 5 and 6. The pre-saturated wipes, ranging from (99% alcohol/1%
DI water) to (50% alcohol/50% DI water) and were designed to offer a variety
of saturation levels needed for different
cleanroom applications. They contain four
clean-cut edges engineered to eliminate
fiber contamination. Available materials
include nonwoven, polypropylene, polyester and cotton.
Kara unveils sunscreen and hand-
Kara, a brand of wipes brought to market
in India by Aditya Birla Group, and part
of Birla Cellulose’s consumer product division, has introduced Hand Sanitizing
Wipes with a dual advantage of cleansing
as well as sanitizing while leaving behind
a pleasing fragrance.
Sanitizing the hands is important since
hand to mouth transmission of germs is
the most common way to contract infections. And cleaning the hands is the
first line of defense against the spread of
Available in small handy packs these
Kara wipes can be used anywhere and
anytime, especially when one is on the
move or on the street.
Kara Wipes are made from 100% natural fibers that are manufactured by Birla
Cellulose, a global leader in viscose staple
fiber. The company says these wipes are
pure, soft and have high absorption capacity enabling them to effectively guard
against germs while ensuring that they are
gentle to the skin. In addition the wipes
are hygienic, skin friendly and do not leave
any lint on the skin.
Moreover, the company touts Kara
wipes are also dermatologically tested
and ensure 99% removal of germs. Each
Kara wipe consists of ingredients like
triclosan—a potential antibacterial and
antifungal agent and aloe vera, a natural
leaves juice that cleans and keeps the skin
hydrated and nourished.
Kara has also introduced its Sunscreen
Wipes made with SPF 20 sunscreen lotion.
Kara Sunscreen Wipes are also enriched with aloe vera and plum extracts
designed to nourish the skin with vitamin E and antioxidants. So, no matter
how long one is in the open-air, the skin
is protected and pampered in a matter of
minutes says the company.
During India’s monsoon season, with
the heat subsiding, individuals are more
prone to forget to protect their skin with
sunscreen. Sunscreen shields the skin
from the UV rays of the sun. Even if it remains hidden behind the clouds or tangos
with the rain, as long as it is daytime, the
skin needs protection.
India being a tropical country, people
need to be especially mindful of the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. The harsh sunlight to which one is
exposed can cause severe burns and skin
damage. In the long term, it can lead to
The heat combined with humidity and
moisture increases the chance of UV rays
damaging the skin causing premature
aging, wrinkles, dark spots, fungal infections and dryness. As a result, in monsoon season, the companys says it becomes essential to use sunscreen but it is
a challenge to find a suitable non-greasy
or waterproof sunscreen. Kara launched
its Sunscreen Wipes to fill this gap it sees
in the market.
Diamond Wipes redesigns Tender
Touch Baby Wipes
Diamond Wipes International, a leading
Western U.S. manufacturer of wet wipes, is
has redesigned its Tender Touch Baby Wipes.
They are part of the new professional grade
wipe portfolio Diamond Wipes has introduced in 2014. Tender Touch Baby Wipes
are formulated with a hypoallergenic, der-matologist-reviewed sensitive formula and
are free of parabens and alcohol. The wipes
are infused with conditioning ingredients
including vitamin E, glycerin and aloe vera.
The soft and plush, generously-sized wipes
are available in three different 80-sheet soft
packs: unscented resealable, unscented refill
and Fresh Powder scent resealable. Additional packaging configurations are scheduled to be added to the line in 2015.
PDI upgrades Sani-Hands wipes
As part of its commitment to infection prevention, PDI has introduced Sani-Hands
in a new 70% ethyl alcohol formulation,
making it the only FDA-approved 70%
alcohol-based hand-sanitizing wipe available in the U. S. The new formulation meets
the stringent evidence-based guidelines
from both the DCD and the World Health
Organization for hand hygiene in the
healthcare setting. Both organizations recommend the use of a high alcohol-based
hand sanitizer with an alcohol concentration between 60-90% when hands are
not visibly soiled. The newly formulated
wipes are available in individual packets,
canister packs and bulk packages for dispensing systems. PDI has also launched
comprehensive educational resources and
product enhancements for its Sani-Hands
instant hand sanitizing wipes, the No. 1
hand sanitizing wipe in healthcare. n
High-Tech Conversions’ pre-saturated wipes family.