Lint-Free Wipes – The Truth Revealed
Did you know that “lint-free wipes” are not truly lint-free? This may come as a surprise to many that have been told that certain applications require lint-free wipes. Multiple particle generation tests, under various dry and wet testing conditions revealed that even the cleanest of wipes, marketed as lint-free are not 100% free of particle generation.
There are, however materials that are virtually lint-free. Synthetic materials including polyester and nylon are more dense in nature, and therefor they will not separate from the surface as easily as natural materials such cotton and cellulose (pulp-based).
Additional design features that help ensure minimal particle generation include close-knit/tightly woven construction and heat sealed laser-cut edges. Both attributes will ensure minimal particle release during friction such as the action of wiping.
Browse our selection of virtually lint-free cleanroom wipes here