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What is an antiviral wipe?

For many, choosing a wipe is a task that requires little thought, however it is a very important part in ensuring that you are keeping the space around you clean. Before selecting any wipe it is essential that you understand the type of pathogens that you are trying to eliminate as not all wipes contain the same chemical ingredients to kill all germs and bacteria.

What is an antiviral wipe?

Antiviral wipes are disposable fabric cleaning wipes that are coated in a virucidal solution which makes them effective against killing viruses and bacteria. The fabric of antiviral and antibacterial wipes often is made up of fibres from plastic polymers which are mechanically processed and even thermally bonded.

An easy way to identify if a wipe contains antiviral properties is to check the packaging for EN accreditations such as EN14476. This accreditation confirms that a product has been certified to the vircudical testing standards, proving the product is effective against viruses.

Our Midi-Wipe Clinical are tested to numerous EN certifications including EN14476 and EN1276, giving you confidence when cleaning that you are killing bacteria, viruses and fungi within 30 seconds of use.

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In what environments can antiviral wipes be used?

Antiviral wipes can be used in a variety of different settings, from high risk areas such as hospitals and care homes to commercial and retail spaces, even throughout your home.

Hygiene and cleanliness is imperative within medical settings due to the variety of germs and viruses that can be spread amongst surfaces and between high volumes of people. Ensuring that you use highly effective and certified wipes is important to reduce the spread of illnesses and eliminate the risk of cross-contamination. Our Midi-Wipe Clinical products have a contact time of only 30 seconds, dramatically reducing the chances of germs spreading across surfaces compared to products with long contact times.

Commercial and retail spaces have been identified as extremely high-traffic areas, therefore using specifically designed wipes can help businesses to save time and money on their cleaning regime. Gone are the days of fumbling about for sprays and cloths when our packets of wipes offer an easy and accessible solution.

What are the most effective ways to use antiviral wipes?

There are a number of steps you can follow to ensure that you are making the most out of your antiviral wipes. One of the simplest ways to reduce the spread of germs is by following the one wipe: one surface technique. Reusing one wipe between multiple surfaces can spread viruses or bacteria leading to cross-contamination – it is always safer to use one wipe per use regardless if the wipe is dirty or not.

If a surface is heavily covered in dirt or grime, it is recommended that you clean the surface first before going in with any antiviral wipes. This is to ensure that the wipe is getting in direct contact with any bacteria or viruses, allowing it to do its job effectively and eliminating any germs. Our dual-action antiviral wipes contain a unique formula which gives you the ability to clean and disinfect at the same time.

Where are antiviral wipes manufactured?

At Uniwipe, all of our wipes are manufactured in-house through our UK based factory which focuses on creating high quality branded products through unique formulations, rigorous quality checks and total end-to-end control.

Our facility gives customers the reassurance of the benefits that in-house manufacturing brings such as fast reliable delivery times, flexibility and greater control over production standards.

“Our mission has always been to have total control of the production process from start to finish and every step in between. We believe it’s the only way we can ensure our clients always get what they need, when they need it, without fail.” – Edward Rabey, Uniwipe Managing Director

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