Contec Launches Sustainable Cleanroom Wipes

February 1, 2021
Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

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ReFIBE sterile cleanroom wipes are sustainable polyester wipes made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.

Contec announced on Jan. 19, 2020 that it has introduced ReFIBE sterile cleanroom wipes, sustainable polyester wipes made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.

According to a company press release, the plastic bottles are first chopped into flakes and cleaned, then the flakes are melted, filtered, and formed into chips, which are melted and made into yarn. Finally, the yarn is knitted into sterile and non-sterile 9” x 9” and 12” x 12” ReFIBE wipes.

Laser-cut with heat-sealed edges, ReFIBE are cleanroom laundered and made with 100% polyester, Contec said in the press release.

“ReFIBE has been such a fulfilling project to work on,” said Amy Russ, global project manager for the Cleanroom Division at Contec, in the press release. “We consider it our responsibility to offer clean, sustainable alternatives to our customers, and ReFIBE wipes are just the beginning. We are excited to develop more sustainable options for both existing Contec products and new innovations in the months and years to come.”

Source: Contec