blend of a multitude of different fiber types is useful when trying to optimize the delivery properties impregnated fluids are
trying to deliver.”
Additives Bring Benefits
Topping off a feast of possibilities for wipes performance
are the additives available to product developers. They
offer a host of enhancements during processing for greater
efficiency, and for every type of task-specific need.
Increasingly, additives also tackle environmental issues
such as incorporation of replacements such as Zemea®
propanediol, a skin-friendly, natural and petroleum-free glycol alternative in wet formulations. Additives further
advance goals set out when fiber choices are made, and
they can introduce features not available otherwise. The
range is wide, including fragrance, cleansing, polishing,
soothing, tanning/screening and so many more specific
advertised aspects that attract buyers.
• The package, canister, pack etc. and how it is shipped or
stored (upright, side etc.).
• Shelf life desired.
• The type of nonwoven it combines with.
• Some additives can adversely affect other factors such
as softness of the nonwoven.
• Requirements for performance in finished product.
• Cost and complexity in gaining the targeted result.
When wet wipes exhibit the full force of selected nonwovens and additives, their attractiveness is so much more than
packaging, graphics and promotion. Repeat purchase and loyalty are more likely assured. Simply, they are what consumers
When additives are considered, it's helpful to note that features and outcomes are affected by:
—A well-known wipe industry expert, Susan Stansbury is
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