FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is WipesPlus®?

Founded in 1998, WipesPlus® is a fully integrated manufacturer of EPA & FDA approved wipes. We are proud to have the broadest product portfolio in the market, with a broad spectrum of applications including cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, foodborne illness prevention, and personal hygiene. As the wipes business is growing at a faster pace than ever before, WipesPlus® remains committed to quality, innovation, and service. We have in-house R&D specialists, a 100% U.S.-based customer care team, and 20+ years of experience spanning a multitude of industries.

What is Progressive Products?

Progressive Products is the name of our company. WipesPlus is the name of our brand.

Where is WipesPlus® located?

WipesPlus is based in Rye Brook, New York.

What is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting?

Cleaning is the removal of dirt and grime from surfaces and objects. Although cleaners don’t typically carry any kill claims, cleaning is necessary before effective sanitizing or disinfecting can occur. Sanitizing is the significant reduction of bacteria to a safe level. Sanitizers are bactericidal, meaning they have kill claims against bacteria. Disinfecting is the destruction or irreversible inactivation of bacteria and viruses on surfaces. Disinfectants are bactericidal and virucidal, meaning they have kill claims against both bacteria AND viruses. A well-rounded hygiene strategy will include cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.

Which WipesPlus® products kill the COVID-19 Coronavirus?

WipesPlus Disinfecting Surface Wipes are on the EPA’s List N and kill the COVID-19 coronavirus. WipesPlus No-Rinse Food Contact Multi-Surface Wipes are also on the EPA’s List N and kill the COVID-19 coronavirus when used according to label directions for killing Norovirus.* *COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus. WipesPlus No-Rinse Food Contact Multi-Surface Wipes kill similar viruses and therefore can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Human Norovirus (Norwalk Virus) on hard, non-porous surfaces.

What is the shelf life of WipesPlus® products?

The shelf life for all of our wet wipes is 2 years.

Do WipesPlus® disinfecting wipes contain bleach?

Nope! No WipesPlus wipes contain bleach. Bleach is highly corrosive, has a very harsh smell, and can bleach fabrics and hard surfaces. Instead, WipesPlus disinfecting wipes contain quaternary ammonium chloride compounds, commonly known as “quat.” Quat has excellent wide spectrum germ kill ability, has a good shelf life, has no odor, and is safe to use on most hard, non-porous surfaces.

What are the active ingredients in WipesPlus® products?

The active ingredient in WipesPlus Disinfecting Wipes and WipesPlus No-Rinse Food Contact Multi-Surface Wipes is quat. The active ingredient in WipesPlus Hand Sanitizing Wipes is alcohol. The active ingredient in WipesPlus Alcohol Free Sanitizing Wipes is Benzalkonium Chloride, or BZK.

What dispensers do you offer for canisters?

If you would like to house your canisters in a floor dispenser, take a look at the WipesPlus Cart Wipe Stand, which includes a waste basket and signage. If you would like to mount your canisters on a wall, check out the WipesPlus Wall Bracket.

What dispensers do you offer for refill packs/soft packs?

If you are looking for an easy way to carry a soft pack from location to location, check out our Belted Soft Pack Holder. If you would like to mount your soft packs on a wall, check out the WipesPlus Wire Bracket or, for Table Wipes and No-Rinse Food Contact Multi-Surface Wipes, the WipesPlus Lucite Bracket.

What dispensers do you offer for large roll refill bags?

For bringing a refill bag on-the-go, we recommend WipesPlus Buckets. If you would like to mount your refill bags on a wall, check out the WipesPlus Plastic Wall Mount Dispenser. We also offer high quality Stainless Steel Floor Dispensers and Powder Coated Steel Floor Dispensers, both of which include waste baskets.