and package development.“This center allows us to combine the
innovation efforts of Nice-Pak with that of our sister healthcare
company, PDI,” Bonaldes says.
The company also continues to upgrade lines at is Jonesboro,
AR, facility, where it produces its proprietary Eco-pak soft packs
and travel packs. Nice-Pak’s Jonesboro liquid manufacturing operation is Class I, Div I Explosion Proof, EPA approved and utilizes 150 gpm USP Grade Water Purification systems. Jonesboro
also has the capability to do micro and analytical in house testing,
which Bonaldes says allows Nice-Pak to ensure quality for both
its customers and consumers.
Contract manufacturer Kleen Test Corporation makes a variety of
household wipes such as disinfecting wipes, dusting wipes, dye
absorbing laundry sheets, environmentally friendly dryer sheets,
stainless steel wipes and glass cleaner wipes, among others. New
offerings from the Port Washington, WI-based company include a
line of hydrogen peroxide based products for cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing.
According to Mike Wettstein, vice president of sales, Kleen
Test, these products have the same efficacy as stronger products
such as bleach and quats, but harness the power of hydrogen
peroxide to clean the home without
harsh chemicals or fumes. “There is no
rinsing required and no sticky residue
or build-up because all that’s left over
is oxygen and water,” he adds.
A current trend Kleen Test is follow-
ing is the increase in fragrance offer-
ings for various wipes products. “It is
not uncommon for us to have requests
for more luxurious flavors, as consum-
ers don’t just want their home to be
clean, but to smell great as well,” Wettstein says.
Multinational cleaning giant Clorox Company has also taken
note of this trend. Clorox, which first entered the disinfectant
wipes category in 1999, expanded its range of wipes by featuring
two new fragrances. Clorox Scentiva Disinfecting Wipes, which
launched in January along with Multi-Surface Cleaners spray
bottles, combine the cleaning power of Clorox with two custom
Clorox launched two scented versions of its
popular disinfecting wipes. Clorox Scentiva Disin-
fecting Wipes are available in Hawaiian Sunshine
and Tuscan Lavender & Jasmine scents.