With the recent sporadic outbreaks of the COVID-19, there are a wide variety of disinfection, hygiene and epidemic prevention products on the market. Among them, wet wipes are widely loved by consumers because they are convenient to carry when going out. However, please note that not all wet wipes have disinfection and sterilization functions. So, which are the real wet wipes with disinfection and sterilization function?
The original solution of hygiene wet wipes has the function of killing microorganisms, while ordinary wetty wipes do not have the function of disinfection and sterilization. According to the hygienic standards for hygiene wet wipes in the sanitary standards for disposable sanitary products: In addition to meeting the microbiological standards, the killing rate of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus must be ≥90% for hygiene wet wipes. For the effect of fungi, the killing rate of Candida albicans must be ≥90%, and its bactericidal effect must be maintained at room temperature for at least 1 year.
It is stipulated in the standard product hygiene index: the total number of colonies of ordinary wetty wipes in the microbial index is less than or equal to 200, while the index of hygiene wet wipes is less than or equal to 20. Obviously, the microbial index of hygiene wet wipes is much stricter than that of ordinary wetty wipes. For the index of the total number of fungal colonies: ordinary wetty wipes ≤ 100, but zero in hygiene wet wipes. The requirements of this standard reflect that the production management and production environment conditions of ordinary wetty wipes and hygiene wet wipes are different. This is one of the reasons why there are many companies that can produce wet wipes and few companies that produce hygiene wet wipes.
As the raw material of disinfectant, alcohol is more used in medical alcohol cotton balls. This product is usually packaged in a single independent package, while hygiene wet wipes are usually packed in multiple pieces. After opening the package during use, the alcohol evaporates quickly and is easy to dry, and the wet wipes cannot work. Alcohol has flammability, pungent taste, and skin degreasing, so ethanol is basically not used as the main soaking liquid in hygiene wet wipes. SUMYEA hygiene wet wipes use 0.1% to 0.2% polyhexamethyleneguanidine hydrochloride as an antibacterial ingredient, and the effective antibacterial rate is 99.9%.
Hygiene and environmentally friendly wet wipes must be tested by authoritative institutions for microbial killing index. Wet wipes that do not meet the microbial killing index are unqualified products, that is, they cannot be named by hygiene wet wipes. Hygiene wet wipes should go through many testing items with long testing cycles and high testing costs, which is another reason why there are fewer companies producing hygiene wet wipes.