Cotton wipes are highly regarded for their excellent absorbency, durability, solvent compatibility, heat resistance, and overall abrasion resistance. They are perfect for cleaning sensitive surfaces in various industrial applications. They can easily replace other industrial wipes, cleaning cloths, shop rags, and shop towels. Still, using the appropriate wipes for your specific application is crucial to avoid contamination, which can be detrimental.
Cotton wipes have natural fibers that tend to break down, resulting in lint. This may cause a higher particulate release. However, they are thermally stable, solvent-resistant, and static-dissipative, which makes them ideal for ISO Class 7 or above cleanrooms or clean spaces. They are durable and absorbent, which makes them suitable for cleanrooms with less restrictive air particulate requirements.
Cotton wipes are popular for industrial use because they absorb much more liquid than other wipes, making them ideal for handling aqueous or solvent solutions. They are not recommended for critical particle control but can withstand high-heat cleaning for enclosed machinery, such as injection molding and electronics. Cotton is also ideal for food-safe contact due to its natural construction. However, cotton is often unsuitable for applications requiring minimal shedding and tear resistance. It can also be a problem in use with quat disinfectants because they could cause binding issues.
At Berkshire, we understand the importance of using high-quality wipes and are committed to helping you find the best product for your needs. Contact our team of contamination control specialists today for expert guidance.