Alcohol wipes are non-woven fabrics. The clean paper or other raw materials are used as the carrier, and the purified water is the production water, which is made of appropriate raw materials such as disinfectants. So what details should we pay attention to when purchasing?
1. Pay attention to the composition and effect of alcohol wipes
The ingredients determine the disinfection effect of alcohol wipes. In order to achieve the effects of sterilization and disinfection required by the product, the added ingredients of each brand of wet wipes are also different.
Therefore, when choosing, you should pay attention to the added ingredients on the label of alcohol wipes. If the label is vague or the ingredients and content are not suitable, do not purchase.
For general surface disinfection, most medical institutions currently use the recommended surface alcohol wipes containing 0.2% quaternary ammonium salt as the main disinfection ingredient. Its disinfection effect can refer to the product test reports issued by the CDCs of various provinces in China.
2. Pay attention to the tightness of alcohol wipes
When purchasing, also look at the sealing of the product packaging. Bags should be sealed and free of damage; boxes and cans of alcohol wipes should also be complete and free of damage.
Once the packaging is poorly sealed or damaged, bacteria can penetrate into the wipes, and the effectiveness of the sterilization and disinfection effect of the alcohol-based disinfectant wipes will be reduced.
In addition, after taking it, the sealing strip should be attached immediately to avoid high temperature or direct sunlight, which will cause drying and affect the use effect.
Therefore, in addition to airtightness, product packaging should also consider packaging safety during use. The double-layer airtight measures can prolong the service cycle and use effect.
3. Pay attention to the feel and smell of alcohol wipes
Different brands of wipes vary greatly in feel and smell. Some wipes are dense, some are soft, some have a pungent smell, and some have little or no smell.
It is recommended to choose alcohol disinfectant wipes that are soft and thick to the touch, which is not easy to scratch or leave debris; choose alcohol wipes without fragrance and irritating odor, so these types of wipes have less added ingredients and less irritation to the respiratory tract.
4. The thickness of alcohol wipes
The thickness of wet wipes is one of the criteria for judging the quality of wet wipes. It is generally believed that thick wet wipes feel better and more practical, while thin wet wipes are easier to tear during use, affecting their cleaning and disinfection capabilities. For the thickness test of alcohol wipes, we use visual observation combined with hand feel to judge.
5. The quality of alcohol wipes
Product quality not only refers to the net weight of a single piece of wet wipes, but also includes the weight of paper, water content and additives.
You can first weigh the alcohol wipes just taken out to see the quality of a single piece, and then dry the alcohol wipes and weigh them to obtain the data on the amount of water (disinfectant) in the wipes. The amount of water (disinfectant) is directly related to the disinfection effect, action time and service life.
6. Abrasion resistance of alcohol disinfectant wipes
Alcohol wipes must be wear-resistant to have a good cleaning and disinfection effect without leaving debris. The following test method can be used to repeatedly wipe a surface with an alcohol wipe.
Comparing the degree of fluff on the surface of the used alcohol wipes, if there is no obvious fluff on the surface, it can basically be considered that the quality is good.
7. Moisturizing properties of alcohol wipes
Moisturizing not only refers to its water content, but a good alcohol wipe can leave a protective film on the surface after wiping, so that the disinfectant can fully function and has a certain delayed antibacterial property. Therefore, it should be used when used. Manufacturers are required to issue recommendations for wiping areas in order to achieve the correct disinfection effect.
8. Pay attention to alcohol wipes information
Pay attention to alcohol wipes product information before purchasing. Including production date, manufacturer, factory address, telephone number, shelf life, active ingredients, production batch number, hygiene license number, implementation hygiene standard number, instructions for use and precautions, etc.
These can also understand the quality and credibility of the product from the side. Do not purchase alcohol wipes if you find the information is unclear or deliberately vague.
9. Pay attention to the specifications of alcohol wipes
Product specifications refer to the length and width of a single wipe. For users, at the same price, the larger the area of wet wipes, the more cost-effective it is. Therefore, you can pay attention to this information to enhance the cost-effectiveness of the product.
10. Pay attention to the irritation of alcohol wipes
Be careful not to use alcohol wipes directly on the eyes, middle ear and mucous membranes. It is recommended to wear gloves when using to avoid secondary pollution and reduce contact with disinfectants.
If there is respiratory discomfort, etc., it is necessary to re-evaluate the irritation resistance of alcohol wipes, and then decide whether to choose other brands of alcohol wipes.