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wet wipes

The History of the Wet Wipe

Wet wipes have come a long way since their invention. What began life as a humble woven fabric soaked in water or cleanser solution is now a sophisticated consumer product. Wet wipes are now used to clean hands, homes, babies and more. They are also available in a wide range of sizes and weights, can come with fragrances or not, can be used for disinfecting or as antibacterial cleaning solutions, and are widely available in a variety of packaging types and sizes. Also importantly they can now be manufactured to be completely flushable and biodegradable. 

How did we get here?

The first wet wipes were invented in the USA. Arthur Julius is credited with having invented them in 1957. Arthur worked in cosmetics and created the first wipes in his New York loft apartment when he made changes to a soap portioning machine. A year later in 1958 he trademarked his product, the Wet-Nap. 

Coming from a cosmetics background Arthur originally intended for his wipes to be used in the cosmetics industry, and to improve skin hygiene. 

However his invention was not presented to the public until the 1960 National Restaurant Show in Chicago, during which time Arthur had worked with a mechanic to perfect the machine which produced his wipes. Three years later he sold his wipes to Colonel Harland Sanders for his customers to use in his Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants. It was a perfect fit even if it was not one that Arthur had anticipated when first developing what he intended to be a wipe for the cosmetics industry. In the past 25 years KFC has handed out to consumers almost a billion wet wipes. 

Only in the 1970s however did the technology exist to mass produce disposable non-woven wipes. These developments in technology and manufacturing are what then allowed the industry to take off. 

Where are we now?

In 2019 the global wet wipes market was estimated to be valued at around US$14 billion, reflecting how far its development and use has come since the 1960’s. 

Wet wipes are popular for many reasons including –

-Their convenience 

-They improve hygiene and make it easier to maintain

-They perform well, they are generally of good quality, and provide almost the same level of hygiene as washing with soap and water

-They are easy to use, for all sectors of society, including the very young and very old, and they are safe for all ages

-They save time and are efficient

-They are disposable and increasingly with the advent of moist toilet tissue and flushable wipes, they are a sustainable solution as well 

It is fair to say that wet wipes are currently an indispensable consumer product. They are used in homes, schools, childcare facilities, food and beverage outlets, industries, institutions, hospitals, clinics and more. 

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The future of wet wipes

The future of wet wipes looks set to center around environmentally sustainability issues. With so many wipes being used their disposability is increasingly called into question in a world more aware of sustainability and environmental protection issues. 

This means wet wipes manufacturers must be at the forefront of efforts and developments to make the industry more sustainable. This means advancements in flushability and into developing truly flushable wipes. It means pioneering more biodegradable materials for wipes production and it means ensuring wet wipes manufacturers are aware of their products’ lifecycle.  Leading wet wipes manufacturers understand their responsibility to ensure a better future for all of us. 

 

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EPA Validates Cleanitize™ Wipe Effectiveness Against SARS-CoV-2

Agency Validates Cleanitize™ Wipe Effectiveness Against SARS-CoV-2 REIDSVILLE, North Carolina, USA, January 27, 2021 –

Albaad Massuot Yitzhak Ltd. (TASE: ALBA) a leading global manufacturer of wet wipes and personal care products, announced today U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved SARS-CoV-2 Claims for its Cleanitize™ Disinfecting wipes.
Albaad created Cleanitize™, using its proprietary spunlace fabric and innovative liquid formula manufactured in-house. Consumers now have access to a wipe that kills the virus that causes COVID-19. This product will help meet the ongoing demand of families, communities, schools, businesses, and healthcare facilities.

“We pride ourselves on our exceptional product quality that incorporates innovative materials and formulations with top-of the-line quality,” said Dan Mesika, Albaad CEO. “The EPA’s approval recognizes that Cleanitize™ wipes are effective against the virus that causes COVID-19.”

Cleanitize™ was developed with a focus on innovation to deliver the following consumer benefits:

Kills 99.9% of the virus that causes COVID-19* (SARS-CoV-2), when used as directed on hard, non-porous surfaces – as tested by a third-party laboratory and approved for EPA’s List N.

Disinfects and Cleans – for the ultimate cleaning experience, is bleach free with no chemical smell. Leaves a fresh, clean scent.

Easy to Use – The thick, quality fabric tackles even the toughest jobs with ease and provides the user a trusting confidence of a job well done.

“We are proud to offer Made in the USA products under the Cleanitize™ brand and utilize our global infrastructure from development to manufacturing, and all steps in between,” said Jim
Peliotes, Albaad US President. “Our innovative wipes and other products continue our mission of supporting health and happiness for consumers and health care workers.”

 

EPA Approved
List N products are registered by the EPA and meet the Agency’s criteria for use against the virus* that causes COVID-19 (*SARS-CoV-2) on hard, non-porous surfaces. Before products
can legally make claims that they can kill a particular pathogen such as SARS-CoV-2, the claim must be authorized by the EPA based on a rigorous testing process and stringent review of
data. Cleanitze™ can be found HERE on the List N, EPA approved products, (Cleanitize EPA Reg No. 75459-1).

World Leading Manufacturing and Partnership
Albaad has world-leading production facilities with dedicated R&D and sustainability teams who bring game-changing solutions to address consumers’ needs. They leverage their knowledge

and know-how to push what’s possible to deliver high quality product with speed to market and in a cost-effective manner. Partnering with Tach-Group (www.Tach-Group.com) as Albaad’s
exclusive Distributor of the Cleanitize™ and Safe & Soft® brands, ogether they offer a wide variety of other household cleaning wipes, personal care wipes, flushable wet wipes and feminine hygiene products for the entire
family. Cleanitize™ and Safe & Soft® can be found across retail channels, servicing JanSan as well as Hospitals and Healthcare.

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Media Contact:
Erin Patterson
Albaad Media Relations
Media@tach-group
M:323-422-0274

About Albaad
We’re Albaad. We’re a health and wellness company with more than 35 years of experience in the industry. As one of the largest, and vertically integrated, producers of wipes and feminine
hygiene products in the world, Albaad is committed to delivering excellent-performance wipes and personal care products designed for every need. To meet our goals, we have world-leading
production facilities on three continents, each equipped with the latest technologies. We have a robust and proven supply chain in place guaranteeing safe products, even in times of global
high demand. We have a dedicated research and development team that is constantly driving new innovation through our entire product creation process.

Visit www.albaad.com for more information.

 

 

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EPA Approves Albaad Cleanitize™ Innovation to Kill the Virus that Causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2

Agency Validates Cleanitize™ Wipe Effectiveness Against SARS-CoV-2 REIDSVILLE, North Carolina, USA, January 27, 2021 –

Albaad Massuot Yitzhak Ltd. (TASE: ALBA) a leading global personal care products and wet wipes manufacturer, announced today U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved SARS-CoV-2 Claims for its Cleanitize™ Disinfecting wipes.
Albaad created Cleanitize™, using its proprietary spunlace fabric and innovative liquid formula manufactured in-house. Consumers now have access to a wipe that kills the virus that causes COVID-19. This product will help meet the ongoing demand of families, communities, schools, businesses, and healthcare facilities.

“We pride ourselves on our exceptional product quality that incorporates innovative materials and formulations with top-of the-line quality,” said Dan Mesika, Albaad CEO. “The EPA’s approval recognizes that Cleanitize™ wipes are effective against the virus that causes COVID-19.”

Cleanitize™ was developed with a focus on innovation to deliver the following consumer benefits:

Kills 99.9% of the virus that causes COVID-19* (SARS-CoV-2), when used as directed on hard, non-porous surfaces – as tested by a third-party laboratory and approved for EPA’s List N.

Disinfects and Cleans – for the ultimate cleaning experience, is bleach free with no chemical smell. Leaves a fresh, clean scent.

Easy to Use – The thick, quality fabric tackles even the toughest jobs with ease and provides the user a trusting confidence of a job well done.

“We are proud to offer Made in the USA products under the Cleanitize™ brand and utilize our global infrastructure from development to manufacturing, and all steps in between,” said Jim
Peliotes, Albaad US President. “Our innovative wipes and other products continue our mission of supporting health and happiness for consumers and health care workers.”

 

EPA Approved
List N products are registered by the EPA and meet the Agency’s criteria for use against the virus* that causes COVID-19 (*SARS-CoV-2) on hard, non-porous surfaces. Before products
can legally make claims that they can kill a particular pathogen such as SARS-CoV-2, the claim must be authorized by the EPA based on a rigorous testing process and stringent review of
data. Cleanitze™ can be found HERE on the List N, EPA approved products, (Cleanitize EPA Reg No. 75459-1).

World Leading Manufacturing and Partnership
Albaad has world-leading production facilities with dedicated R&D and sustainability teams who bring game-changing solutions to address consumers’ needs. They leverage their knowledge

and know-how to push what’s possible to deliver high quality product with speed to market and in a cost-effective manner. Partnering with Tach-Group (www.Tach-Group.com) as Albaad’s
exclusive Distributor of the Cleanitize™ and Safe & Soft® brands, together they offer a wide variety of other household cleaning wipes, personal care wipes, flushable wet wipes and feminine hygiene products for the entire family. Cleanitize™ and Safe & Soft® can be found across retail channels, servicing JanSan as well as Hospitals and Healthcare.

###

Media Contact:
Erin Patterson
Albaad Media Relations
Media@tach-group
M:323-422-0274

About Albaad
We’re Albaad. We’re a health and wellness company with more than 35 years of experience in the industry. As one of the largest, and vertically integrated feminine hygiene product and wet wipe manufacturers in the world, Albaad is committed to delivering excellent-performance wipes and personal care products designed for every need. To meet our goals, we have world-leading
production facilities on three continents, each equipped with the latest technologies. We have a robust and proven supply chain in place guaranteeing safe products, even in times of global
high demand. We have a dedicated research and development team that is constantly driving new innovation through our entire product creation process.

Visit www.albaad.com for more information.

 

 

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