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What are Drytex wipes?

The Drytex range encompasses a whole host of different non-woven dry wipe products. From thermal bonded wipe products such as polypropylene at the economy end of the scale, right through to high grade crepe paper wipes made exclusively from wood pulp.

Drytex can Z folded in convenient flat packs making them extremely cost effective and simple to both store and use, as well as being supplied in a roll format for applications where greater numbers of wipes are used from day to day.

Many of the Drytex products have been designed to become even stronger when wet, opening their uses up to a multitude of tasks.

Where can Drytex be used?

Drytex are extremely versatile and can be used in countless areas of industry and workplaces. They are ideal for use as general wipes in doctors and dental surgeries, veterinarians surgeries, nursing, childcare and schools. Equally, they can be found in the electronics and automotive industries, manufacturing processes, food and drink services; in fact, anywhere where a robust multi-use cleaning cloth is required.

HOSPITALS

CHILD CARE

HOME CARE

MANUFACTURE

NAPPY LINERS

HANDKERCHIEFS

DUSTERS

AUTOMOTIVE

CLEANING FLUIDS

CREAMS & LOTIONS

SPILLAGES

DIY

Drytex wipes perform superbly in place of nappy liners, as cloths for cleaning and bathing and in the application of body, face and hand creams and lotions.

Use them with hard surface cleaning fluids and disinfectants, or to mop up spills. Use Drytex in place of tissues, handkerchiefs, dusters, dishcloths and polishing cloths to clean and polish your shoes...

...DIY, plastering, painting and decorating... The list goes on and on. Drytex really are that versatile!

What is the science behind Drytex?

The difference between Woven and Non-Woven textiles

Whereas woven textile is bound through the interlacing of fibres in a uniform orientation, non-woven textile has a random fibre orientation and is bound through one of several different binding processes, for example, thermal bonding and spun bonding.



Thermal bonded wipes

Millions of fibres are combed with fine metal teeth on large rollers into a parallel structure in a process called ‘carding’. The uniform distribution of the fibres through carding is how light-weight fabric structures, known as ‘webs’, are achieved.

These webs are then passed through high pressure heated rollers where they are thermally bonded to produce a ‘thermal bonded web’. The different web structures of Drytex have varying fibre sizes, web constructions, web densities and web thickness, depending on the application they are used for.

Spun bonded wipes

Spunbond fabrics are produced by depositing extruded, spun filaments onto a collecting belt in a uniform random manner and then passing the fibres through needle heated rollers to bond the fibres together. This process imparts greater strength and integrity than thermal bonding due to the continuous lengths of fibre being bonded together.

Unlike thermal bonding, which can have a maximum weight of approximately 40gsm, spun bond materials can be much heavier, with 50, 68 and 80gsm variations. This can give spun bond fabrics excellent qualities, including high absorbency levels and superb cross-directional strength.

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