Alcohol Wipes provide a highly effective disinfectant and sanitising solution. Alcohol is also an excellent degreaser for a whole range of industrial applications and processes, both in preparation and finish.
We stock a good range of Ethanol and Isopropyl alcohol wipes using good quality low lint polyviscose or thermal bond fabric. With a choice of 90% or 70% isopropyl (IPA) alcohol, and alcohol based biocide, providing a suitable economical wipe for most applications.
BESPOKE WIPES SERVICE - We can supply pre-impregnated industrial wipes to your specification. These are high grade pulp/polyester fabric wipes and available upon request. Call us on 0114 2697107.
Common Questions About Alcohol Wipes
IPA or Isopropyl alcohol wipes can be used for a variety of applications depending on the amount of alcohol contained in them. Wipes with a lower alcohol concentration of around 70% can be used for general cleaning and act as a disinfectant for surfaces, tools or objects in environments such as kitchens, consultation rooms and laboratories. Products with higher alcohol levels of 90% or greater are often used in more industrial environments, such as welding wipes, where the increased alcohol concentrations act as a powerful degreaser.
Yes, the typical alcohol concentration for wipes to act as a disinfectant is 60%-90% and kill 99% of bacteria. However lower concentrations in this range are seen as more effective as they take longer to evaporate increasing their antibacterial effect.
Both types have similar disinfectant properties as surface cleaners although Isopropyl wipes are also antiseptic. Ethanol is safer than Isopropyl if ingested and is also less drying on skin. Therefore Ethanol wipes may be the better choice for catering and food preparation environments or where regular skin contact is possible.
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