Inolex Introduces CHA-based Alternative Preservative for Wet Wipes

Inolex has introduced a new preservative system for wet wipes based on the biostatic agent CHA. Spectrastat L-Series offer wet wipes brands and converters the opportunity to meet consumer needs for products that are free of traditional biocides, such as parabens and formaldehyde donors.

“We listened closely to the wet wipes industry. Their formulations have microbial difficulties that go beyond what one finds in typical personal care products.” says Daniel Winn, head of business development at Inolex. “Our new systems prove that CHA technology is an effective option for challenging wet wipes applications.”

To develop the Spectrastat L-series, Inolex consulted with leading experts in the non-wovens and wet wipes industries. The research took into account the unique production and formulation requirements, along with factors associated with the non-woven substrates. The resulting products, Spectrastat OL and Spectrastat OEL, are liquids that are easy-to-use in high throughput wipe production, and they pass stringent microbial challenge tests on a variety of substrates.

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