Wet wipes refer to soaked wipes, which have different names in different cases, such as wipes, refreshing towel or baby wipes. They are produced in different sizes and packages for ease of use. They are mainly used for personal hygiene or household cleaning, but also produced for specific use, such as vehicle or eyeglasscleaning.
It was accepted that the wet wipes was first produced by American Arthur Julius. In 1957, Julius was working in the cosmetics industry, he adjusted one of the soap machine’s in factory and put it into his home in Manhattan. In 1958, Arthur Julius launched his first products under the brand name Wet-Nap, which is still in production. In 1963, along with the machine he developed, he started to products wet wipes for KFC restaurants.
More than 90% of the currently produced wet wipes are made from plastic textile products (polyester, polypropylene). The inner paper is wetted with various softeners, lotions and perfumes to improve the tactile feel of the wet wipe. Methylisothiazolinone (MIT or MI) used in wet wipe solutions aims to prevent the formation of bacteria or fungi in the packages. Produced wet wipes are packaged in pocket-sized or box dispenser, according to use case.