Disposable Cleaning Wipes: 20+ Ingredients to Look For

Design and Function

Cleaning should be a routine process carried out daily, weekly, monthly and seasonally. Basic housekeeping can keep order by reducing the growth of potential pests and germs while protecting your investment in houses and properties.

Learn more from our other posts on cleaning and cleaning products:
The Science of Clean: Cleaning 101
The Anatomy of a Cleaner
The Anatomy of a Cleaner Part II
The Anatomy of a Cleaner Part III

Cleaning Wipes such as Mr. Orange Advance Multipurpose Wipes and other commercial products available are so important to maintaining clean environments suitable for sanitizing properly.

Pros:
Easy dispensing and use.
Greener overall.
No mixing, measuring or diluting required.
Picks up most soils or greases with ease.
More efficient for daily germ reduction.

Cons:
Spreading of soils and messes could occur.
Sensitive skin if not using gloves.
Long term dehydration/drying up.
Sometimes ineffective on synthetic surfaces.

Typically Cleaning Wipes consist of primarily water, surfactant mixtures of ionic and non-ionic character, buffers, builders, and fragrance.

SDBS is considered a workhorse in cleaning systems
APGs are versatile surfactants used in cleaning systems including Perennial Formulation’s own products

Below is a list some typical surfactants/solvents found in cleaning products that Perennial Formulations has tested or qualified:

Sodium Laureth Sulfate + 1 Ethoxylate groups
Sodium Laureth Sulfate + 2 Ethoxylate groups
Sodium Laureth Sulphate + 2 Ethoxylate groups
Sodium Laureth Sulfate + 3 Ethoxylate groups
Sodium Pareth Sulfate + 3 Ethoxylate groups
Sodium Laureth Sulfate + 12 Ethoxylate groups
Sodium Propoxy sulfates + 4 Ethoxylate groups
Sodium Propoxy sulfates + 8 Ethoxylate groups
Sodium Propoxy sulfates + 12 Ethoxylate groups
Extended sulfates + 3 Propoxy groups
Extended sulfates + 4 Propoxy groups
Extended sulfates + 12 Propoxy groups
Disodium nonoxynol-5 sulfosuccinate
Sodium di(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate
Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate
Sodium dihexyl sulfosuccinate
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Coco Betaine
Alcohols, C16-18 Ethoxylate/Propoxylate
Alcohols, C12-18 + 7 Ethoxylate groups
Alcohol C10 + 3 Ethoxylate groups
Cocoamide DEA
Glyceryl Rapeate + 17 Ethoxylate groups
Fatty acid polyoxyalkylene amide
Oleamide DEA
Block copolymer of ethylene and propylene oxides with rape oil fatty acids ethanolamide
Fatty acids polyoxyalkylene amides
PEG/PPG Copolymer
Glycerine + Ethoxylate groups/PO
Polyoxyethylene glycol (1,2)
Polyoxyethylene glycol (1,3)
Sorbitan Monostearate
Sorbitan Monooleate
Sorbitan Monostearate + 20 Ethoxylate groups
Sorbitan Monooleate + 20 Ethoxylate groups
Lauryl Phosphate + Ethoxylate groups
Oleyl Phosphate + Ethoxylate groups
Tridecyl Ether Phosphate + Ethoxylate groups
Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Glycol Distearate
Laureth-2 Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Alkyl Glucoside

If you have any questions about these or other surfactants we have studied please feel free to reach out!

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