Step 3 – Manufacturing
When manufacturing baby wipes, a wet laid process is typically applied. During this process, the non-woven fibers are made into liquid slurries with water and other chemicals, resulting in a paste which is then pressed into flat sheets by rollers and dried to form long master rolls of material. The master rolls are then further processed using a slitter rewinder, cutting the sheets down into smaller sizes for additional processing. When the slitting process is complete, a pneumatic cross cutter traverses to cut the material in order to begin a new roll. Then, the master roll is discharged onto a platform preparing it for the next phase of manufacturing: consumer roll slitting and perforating.
This next process takes the master rolls of non-woven material and slits them into various widths typically used for canister or bucket wipe products. Some consumer roll slitting and perforating machines (like those offered at Pinnacle Converting Equipment) are capable of increasing roll production capacity by unwinding, perforating, slitting, and rewinding wipes rolls at a rate of up to 60 per minute.
Once the non-woven cloth is prepared, it is then fed onto coating machinery, where it is coated in the cleansing solution before being packaged. The finished products are folded, stacked, and transferred to their final package.