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The history of wet wipes can be traced back to the 1950s, with several key milestones along the way:

  • 1957: Arthur Julius, a cosmetics industry worker, invents the first wet wipes by modifying a soap portioning machine in his New York loft apartment.

  • 1958: Julius trademarks his invention as "Wet-Nap."

  • 1960: Julius presents his wipes to the public at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago, after perfecting the production machine with the help of a mechanic.

  • 1963: Julius sells his Wet-Nap wipes to Colonel Harland Sanders for use in his Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants.

  • 1970s: Advances in non-woven materials and production technology make wet wipes more affordable and accessible for mass production.

  • 1970s-1980s: Major brands such as Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble enter the wet wipes market.

  • 1980s: Store-brand baby wipes become available, offering a more affordable option for consumers.

  • 1990s: Supermarket chains begin selling their own brands of wet wipes, increasing competition and driving prices down further.

The global wipes market has grown significantly, reaching over $12 billion in 2012, and is projected to exceed $28 billion in 2028. Wet wipes have become a common household and workplace item, with uses ranging from personal care to cleaning, sanitizing, and polishing.

With the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, demand for alcohol-based wipes, particularly single-use wet wipes, surged, leading to increased sales of wet wipe packaging machines and increased production of raw materials.

As a machine manufacturer, we seized the opportunity to provide our customers with our Wet Wipes Machine and assist other manufacturers during this pandemic.

The Wet Wipe History

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Wet wipes: versatile for all ages! Don't limit wet wipes to just babies! These handy wipes have a multitude of uses, ranging from makeup removal to surface cleaning. They are ideal for revitalizing yourself on a scorching day or swiftly tackling spills. Let your imagination soar and explore the countless ways wet wipes can simplify your life!

Enhance your personal care regimen with wet wipes:

Incorporating wet wipes into your personal care routine brings numerous benefits. These versatile wipes can be utilized for various purposes, ranging from rejuvenating your face to tidying up post-workout. With their gentle touch on the skin, they provide a refreshing and invigorating sensation, leaving you feeling revitalized and impeccably clean.

Discover the convenience of wet wipes:

The unveiling is the ideal solution for swift tidying within your living space. Wet wipes prove themselves invaluable when it comes to effortlessly wiping down surfaces, managing unexpected spills, and even tackling dust accumulation. To ensure utmost accessibility, it's advisable to have a pack of wet wipes readily available in every room.

Wet wipes for travel are essential for every adventurer:

When it comes to traveling, wet wipes are an absolute necessity. They prove themselves invaluable for tidying up during lengthy flights, rejuvenating after a day filled with exploration, or swiftly sanitizing a grimy table at a restaurant. Remember, never embark on your journey without them!

Outdoor activities: Wet wipes are popular among campers, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts for quickly cleaning hands, faces, and other body parts when running water is not available.

Car care: Wet wipes can be used for quick cleanups in the car, such as wiping down the dashboard or cleaning up spills.

Healthcare: In medical settings, wet wipes are commonly used for disinfecting surfaces, cleaning medical equipment, and patient care.

The Many Uses of Wet Wipes

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Wet Wipe Manufacturing Process:

First, the raw materials involved in this process are the following:

  • The nonwoven fabric comes in a roll in this situation, this fabric is usually made from two raw materials, Polyester and Viscos (cotton) and the ratio between these two materials determines the fabric quality.

  • The packaging material in our situation known as flexible packaging comes in a roll shape, this packaging consists of a multi-layer laminated one over one, the material of the layer depends on the job that will be done, for instance, the main job of the inner layer in A-A sealing method that it will melt when the machine applies the heat during the sealing process then the sealing will happen, also there is a layer act as a barrier to prevent the light to reach to the products inside the packet, and of course, the outer layer job is to give the final packet a good and neat shape also as a barrier to preserve all the layer down it. In most popular packaging material combinations used in wet wipe packaging are as the following: PET+PETMET+PE or PAPER+ALU+PE.

  • The solution is a chemical combination that comes in a concentrated shape and is usually extended by water, this combination consists of a lot of materials such as perfume, skin softener, soup, etc.

Second, the manufacturing process of the single-use wet wipes:

The Wet Wipe Packaging Machine shapes the packaging material in 3 or 4 side sachet, at the same time the nonwoven fabric the machine makes first folds and then cuts at the desired length depending on the servo motor and machine program, then again it folds the wipe and inserts it inside the upper side open sachet alongside the solution, then the upper sealing jaw seals the sachet and at the final stage, the scissor cut the sachet from the film and the 4 sides sealed wet wipe sachets fall to the secondary packaging which is usually a cartoon box.