Dry wipes

Hello everyone,

I found myself staring at a pack of wet wipes at my table this morning. Here are the ingredients stated at the back of the package

Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Cetylpyridinium Chloride, Glycerin, Xylitol, Aloe vera.

Would anyone have suggestions on how to make this "wet" wipes become "dry" wipes, while still able to do the cleaning job? I was thinking of encapsulation or some other technology, but I really can't find a reliable answer.

Comments

  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    well for starters there are a lot of ingredients missing from that list, e.g. a solvent

    for a dry wipe to do the same job as a wet wipe you'd need to find some way of making the cleansing ingredients stick to the fibres of the wipe, make sure they stay there during the manufacturing process, but also make sure they come off easily when applied to the skin - achieving both of these contradictory goals to a satisfactory degree would be technologically and practically difficult

    and given the fact that wet wipes are commodities (i.e. they would need to be inexpensive to successfully compete in the market), I'd argue it wouldn't be worth it
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
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