Cotton swabs, also known as swabs, are a type of dust-free wiping consumable used in industry. They are mainly used for wiping the edges, crevices and flat surfaces in the electronics and semiconductor industries (also known as purification cotton swabs, anti-static cotton swabs, sponge sticks, etc.). Their varieties can be classified according to their application fields, including electronic and optoelectronic cotton swabs, medical and cosmetic cotton swabs, household cotton swabs, and other industrial fields. Their materials and shapes are varied and can adapt to various solvents for wiping.
There are many types of cotton swabs, including dust-free wiping sticks, clean cotton swabs, medical cotton swabs, and instant applying cotton swabs. Dust-free wiping sticks and cotton swabs have essential differences. The material of the cotton swab head is cotton, which cannot be treated with dust-free washing, and may be scraped off during the wiping process. The material of the head of the dust-free wiping stick is divided into sponge head and cloth head, which are both subjected to dust-free treatment and packaged in a dust-free room. Therefore, wiping consumables used in higher-level dust-free environments must always reach a level of 100 or above. Only wiping cloth and wiping sticks can meet this requirement, while wiping paper and cotton swabs can only be used for product wiping in normal environments. Clean cotton swabs are the only choice for precise and clean wiping applications, which can eliminate pollutants and maintain cleanliness in special environmental conditions during the production process. The residual chemical content after wiping is low, and it is flammable and easy to handle, which is harmless to the environment. Most of the clean cotton swabs are conductive, which can keep the operator and tool grounded. Medical cotton swabs are suitable for cleaning and disinfection of skin or wounds.
The varieties of cotton swabs are classified according to their application fields, including electronic and optoelectronic cotton swabs, medical and cosmetic cotton swabs, household cotton swabs, and other industrial fields. Their materials and shapes are varied and can adapt to various solvents for wiping. Although the household cotton swab is small, it is powerful and widely used, such as cleaning some parts of the human body in daily life, such as ears. In addition, it can be used to wipe injuries, and women who frequently wear makeup can use it for both making up and makeup removal.
Instant applying cotton swabs for daily use include cotton swabs sticks and cotton ball heads fixed on one end of the cotton swab stick. The cotton swab stick is a hollow stick that stores the medicine. The end of the stick that fixes the cotton ball head has an oil seal to seal the medicine, and the other end has an end seal. Compared with the current products, the structure of storing medicine in the hollow stick is adopted, so that the cotton swab itself carries medicine, which is easy to use and convenient.
Cotton swabs are made of medical degreased cotton and refined bamboo sticks. Their cotton heads have strong water absorption ability. After absorbing disinfectant, they can wipe the skin evenly to achieve disinfection effects, and are suitable for skin disinfection and surgical dressings during injection.
The characteristics of cotton swabs are extremely low dust generation, environmentally friendly paper and wood sticks, and high-quality cotton heads with high water absorption. They can be wiped with IPA and other reagents and can be used to sample or verify the cleanliness of the surface TOC. The material must be safe, and it must not contain fluorescent agents. The cotton needs to be soft and comfortable. Children's cotton swabs are mainly used to clean the dirt in the creases of a baby's belly button, especially for newborns who need this kind of care; they can remove accumulated dirt in ear holes; clean secretions in nasal cavities; and wipe away eye dirt in the corners of the eyes.