Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies

What are Kimwipes?


Summary – Kimtech Wipes have been a favorite choice of labs, medical offices and delicate manufacturing for more than 60 years. Kimwipes reduce lint with low extractables and will gently clean instruments.


If you are looking for suitable wipes for contamination control and general cleanliness, you should think about choosing Kimwipes by Kimberly Clark, the company behind brands like Cottonelle, Huggies, Kleenex, and so many more.

Use KimWipes like paper towels! Their low lint, static dissipating material means your critical environment stays safe.

They are suitable for use in industrial settings and labs as well pharmaceutical and medical operations. Kimtech wipes won’t degrade under acid, bases, and solvents. If you work with solvents, paints, inks, you can benefit from Kimtech. Still not sure? Let us know how we can help you!

How are Kimwipes made?

Kimwipes’ material is developed from soft and non-abrasive virgin wood pulp making them ideal for delicate and sensitive surfaces like eyeglass lenses.

Although the use of wood pulp goes back centuries, now, technology allows for the softest, strongest materials ever created. And, the process has grown in sustainability in recent years.

Is wood pulp manufacturing sustainable?

For those worried about the environment, 90% of wood pulp comes from tree farms or reforested areas. One less intensive manufacturing alternative is non woven fabrics like those used in blue surgical masks. However, some believe wood pulp will replace cotton as farm lands falls victim to massive operations that degrade the soil. Whereas trees can be farmed sustainably while supporting a broader ecology of the area. For certain, wood based materials are here to stay.

What are science wipes?

The Science Kimwipes, like other Kimberly-Clark products, are low-lint and non-abrasive for delicate cleaning. What sets them apart is their extra-large size. Whereas a delicate task wipe is sized optimally for eyeglasses, science wipes are larger than a conventional piece of paper!

Besides their specs (2-Ply, 14.7″ x 16.6″), these wipes holds more dirt, oils, and liquids. These wipes are compatible with diverse solutions, including bleach, sanitizers and disinfectant.

Kimtech Launches Disposable Apparel to Compete Against Tyvek

Generally, labs and cleanrooms use Microporous or Tyvek coveralls for full protection. Now, Kimtech launches a line of disposable apparel to compete directly with Tyvek. Microporous coveralls are actually spun-bound polypropylene that has a coating. The coverall’s coating is more durable, water-proof, dust-proof, and anti-static then a regular polypropylene coverall. Currently, Harmony does not stock Kimtech coveralls because we believe the quality is not materially different from the competition.

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