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Techspray offers a large array of electronic cleaning wipes for a variety of applications, including cleanroom, PCB rework, polishing, and maintenance. A large number of different materials are available to meet each unique requirement.

DRY WIPES

  • Cleanroom Wipes: Meet the particulate count and extractables for Class 10 / ISO Class 4 and Class 100 / ISO Class 5 cleanrooms.
  • Maintenance Wipes: Lower cost, high quality wipers for heavy-duty cleaning.
  • Microfiber Wipes: Polishing wipes that are ideal for screen and display cleaning, with or without a cleaner.
  • SMT Roll Wipes: DEK and MPM understencil roll wipes to fit the most common printers.

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PRESATURATED WIPES

  • 99.8% pure isopropyl alcohol (IPA) wipes and 70% IPA / 70 DI water wipes available.
  • Available in disposable tubs, flip-top tubs that automatically close to prevent dry-out, and replacement rolls.
  • Individually wrapped alcohol wipes available for field maintenance. Ideal for tool boxes and cleaning kits.
  • Strong, lint-free polyester and poly-cellulose material.
  • Ideal for electronic PCB cleaning, SMT stencil cleaning, tool cleaning, and general surface wiping.
Techclean Wiper Techclean Wiper
Class 100 high-absorbency poly/cellulose wipe
Techclean Blue Maintenance Wipe Techclean Blue Maintenance Wipe
High-absorbency poly/cellulose wipes
Techclean Purwipe Techclean Purwipe
Class 100 knit polyester wipe - 100% polyester wipe is a strong, low­linting wipe that is ideal for SMT stencil cleaning and PCB rework. Class 100 cleanroom qualified
Cotton Wiper Cotton Wiper
Class 100 hydroentagled wipe made of US-grown cotton - This hydroentangled cotton wipe has high absorbency with extra low particulate and chemical extractables. Recommended for ISO 14644­1 Class 5 (US FED STD 209E Class 100) or higher cleanrooms. Ideal for stencil cleaning.
Techclean Absorbwipe Techclean Absorbwipe
Class 100 high-absorbency wipe for sensitive surfaces- Very soft and absorbent hydroentangled polyester wipe for cleaning optical equipment, fiber optics, and other sensitive surfaces.
Techclean Twillwipe Techclean Twillwipe
Tear resistant knit cotton wipe
Techclean Anti-Static Wipe Techclean Anti-Static Wipe
Class 10 anti-static knit polyester wipe
Techclean Microfiber Wipe Techclean Microfiber Wipe
Polishing microfiber wipe ideal for LCD displays
LCD/Plasma Screen Microfiber Cleaning Wipes LCD/Plasma Screen Cleaning Wipes
Terry cloth microfiber wipe to clean and polish LCD screens
Tech Roll Understencil Wipe Tech Roll Understencil Wipe
SMT under-stencil roll wipes for MPM and DEK printers
Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol) Wipes 1606-30pk
Pre-saturated wipes with ethanol for fast evaporation
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) Wipes - 70% 70% isopropyl alcohol
Pre-saturated wipes with 70% pure isopropyl alcohol
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) Wipes - 99+% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) Wipes - 99.8%
Pre-saturated alcohol wipes with 99+% pure isopropyl alcohol
Eco-Stencil UM 	Eco-Stencil UM Understencil & Manual Cleaner
Manual & Under Stencil Cleaner - Effectively removes all types of solder paste (e.g. water­based, RMA, no­clean, lead­free) and uncured adhesive from screens, misprinted boards and equipment. Compatible with Batch ultrasonic cleaning systems
Zero Charge Screen & Keyboard Cleaner Zero Charge Screen & Keyboard Cleaner
Cleans surfaces and leaves behind dissipative residue

FAQ's

Which wipe is best with aggressive solvents?

Solvent compatibility is another factor to consider when choosing a wipe. If the wipe is to be used with a solvent in the cleaning application, then the wipe must be selected with the solvent in mind. Solvent retention and absorbency may also be required. The wipe must the able to absorb a given solvent and retain the solvent within the fabric of the wipe for a sufficient amount of time, without premature release of the solvent. Knitted polyester and nylon wipes have the highest compatibility with a wide range of organic solvents and weak acids. Techclean Purwipes and Anti-Static Wipes have good absorbency, excellent durability when cleaning rough surfaces, and low ionic and organic residue contamination. The polyester/cellulose blended Techclean Wiper and Blue Maintenance Wipes have excellent resistance to solvents and weak acids, good durability when cleaning rough, abrasive surfaces, high particle entrapment and low particle and ionic contamination.  They are an economical choice for general cleaning and spill clean-up.

What wipe is best for rough surfaces?

Any wipe will produce particulates depending on the amount of abrasion it receives in use, so abrasion resistance should be considered. Wipes usually release the most particulates from their edges, so using a sealed-edge wipe will greatly reduce the particulate burden.  Heat cutting is a common method of creating a sealed edge. A hot knife cuts the edge and simultaneously fuses all the loose ends on the wipe, as in the Techclean Purwipe sealed edge poly wipes. The texture of the wipe should also be considered when critical or sensitive surfaces are involved in the application. Some wipes can abrade some critical coated optical surfaces and should therefore be avoided in such applications. TechClean Twill Wipe (2357-100) is a knit cotton wiper that is also very good on abrassive surfaces.

Which wipe is best for general cleaning?

Techspray general purpose wipes (e.g. Blue Maintenance Wipes #2365-300) are meant to be used for wiping and in non-critical or controlled environments. By cleanroom standards, Techspray general purpose wipes would be acceptable in Class 10,000 cleanrooms or in “controlled environments”. TechClean Wiper (2350-100) is a non-woven blend of polyester and cellulose, with the best properties of each. The cellulose gives it good solvency and strong cleaning strength, and polyester it gives it good wet strength and then a high degree of cleanliness. Because of absorbency, strength, and lower cost, TechClean Wipers are commonly used in electronic assembly on SMT stencils for removing solder pastes and adhesives. For more industrial application, Blue Maintenance Wipes (2359-300, 2364-50, 2365-300) are also made of polyester and cellulose wipes, with all the cleaning advantages of TechClean Wiper at an even lower cost.

What type of wipe is best for cleanrooms?

Cleanroom wipes used for critical applications are almost always knitted synthetic fibers. Knitted polyester fabric, like used for Techclean Purwipe (part #2355-100), is the most popular wipe material for cleanrooms. Knitted polyester is made clean, contaminants can easily be removed from knitted polyester in a cleanroom laundry, and polyester is relatively inexpensive. Non-woven wipes do not offer the advantage of ease in cleaning as their composition causes them to disintegrate in a cleanroom washing machine or cleanroom drier.  Techclean Anti-Static Wipes (#2362-150) are also woven polyester, but include stripes of DuPont’s NEGA-STAT carbon yarn. This prevents static generation, which is especially important when dry wiping. Anti-Static Wipes are packaged in a class 10 cleanroom, so ideal for cleanroom applications. This wipe is widely used on smart phone and pad computer screens in assembly or repair operations. Wiping glass screens with standard polyester will tend to generate static and attract dust.

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