1. Composition and effect of disinfectant wipes
The ingredients determine the disinfecting effect of disinfecting 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 product label. 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 surface disinfection wipes with 0.2% quaternary ammonium salt as the main disinfection component.
2. Sealability of disinfectant wipes
Buying disinfectant wipes also depends on the packaging of the product. The packaging of bagged disinfectant wipes should be sealed and free of damage; the packaging of boxed and canned disinfectant wipes should also be complete and free of damage. Once the packaging is poorly sealed or damaged, bacteria can penetrate deep into the wipes, reducing the effectiveness of the wipes' sterilization and disinfection effect. In addition, after taking the disinfectant wipes, the sealing strip should be attached immediately to avoid high temperature or direct sunlight, which will cause the disinfectant wipes to dry and affect the use effect. Therefore, in addition to airtightness, packaging safety during use should also be considered. The double-layer airtight measures can prolong the service cycle and use effect.
3. Disinfectant wipes feel and smell
Different brands of disinfectant 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 disinfectant wipes that are soft and thick to the touch, which are not easy to scratch or leave debris; choose disinfectant wipes without fragrance and irritating odor, so these types of wipes have less added ingredients and less irritation to the respiratory tract.
4. Thickness of disinfectant 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 have better hand feel and stronger usability, while thin wet wipes are easier to tear during use, affecting their cleaning and disinfection capabilities. For the thickness test of disinfectant wipes, we judge by visual observation combined with hand feel.
5. Product quality of disinfectant wipes
Product quality not only refers to the net weight of a single piece of wet wipes, but also includes the weight of the paper, water content and additives of the disinfecting wipes. You can first weigh the disinfectant wipes just taken out to see the quality of a single piece, and then dry the 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 disinfectant wipes
Disinfecting wipes must be wear-resistant to have a good cleaning and disinfection effect without leaving debris. The following test method can be used: Wipe the disinfectant wipes on a certain plane repeatedly, and compare the degree of fluff on the surface of the disinfectant wipes.