Healthcare Wipes

TIDDOX® healthcare wipes include a variety of soft, lint free, non-abrasive, highly absorbent materials suited to the needs of hospitals, medical facilities, nursing homes, aged care facilities, child care centers and schools. Many are colour coded to ensure that they are not used in multiple areas or for different tasks, thereby reducing the risk of cross-contamination of germs resulting in safer, cleaner and healthier environments. 



TIDDOX Healthcare wipes and cleaning cloths are used in hospitals, dental practices, aged care facilities, child care centers and schools. Recognising the need for sterile environments, wipes are an effective way to keep surfaces clean and free of germs and bacteria.They are manufactured to contain high levels of absorbency materials, and have different colours, textures and absorbency capabilities to cater for different applications, from wiping down patients to wiping down equipment, or absorbing unwanted spills. Presented below is an overview of the different types of products TIDDOX supplies through its distributors serving the Australian healthcare industry nationwide:-

The DISPOSABLE PAPER WIPES are our most economical products in terms of cost per use. By disposing of the wiper after use is the best way to dispose of germs and effectively prevent the spread of germs, bacteria and viruses. There are a few different paper tissue options to consider. A very popular 3-ply tissue fabric that has outstanding strength and durability, is the white or blue RAG ON A ROLL , sometimes abbreviated to "ROAR ". The tissue material on these 70m rolls is strengthened by a nylon scrim webbing which ensures that they do not fall apart when wet. Comprising 200 perforated sheets per roll, these scrim rolls are available in either white or blue colours. Another disposable perforated paper wipe that has a low cost per use, is the JUMBO PAPER ROLL , made up of 1000 sheets of 3-ply absorbent low lint paper tissue, 380m in total length (38cm x 38cm). For those preferring a flat sheet format, TIDDOX offers its INDUSTRO WIPES and its SOLVENT RESISTANT WIPES , both of which are manufactured from a woodpulp polyester bended material and as such are highly absorbent and relatively low linting. They both work well with solvents and chemicals, meaning they will not easily fall apart, or tear. They both are often used to clean equipment or glass due to the low linting features associated with these wipers. The main difference is that the former is nearly twice the size of the latter, and smooth on both sides, whereas the latter has a courser texture on one side to assist in removing more stubborn grease and dirt.

An effective grease removing product are the TIDDOX INDUSTRIAL WET WIPES , which also have a smooth side and a courser side and are formulated with an effective grease removal agent. They are orange in colour and have a pleasant citrus smell, and come packaged in portable canisters containing 70 sheets per can, with refills available.

As the name indicates, our collection of INDUSTRIAL RHINO WIPES comprises strong, durable products specifically engineered for higher performance. There is the 475-sheet, blue HEAVY DUTY JUMBO RHINO ROLL , offered as an alternative to X-80, and the 220-sheet MEDIUM DUTY RHINO ROLL , offered as an alternative to X70. Both are low linting materials and best suited to heavy duty tasks requiring a low linting wiper that is solvent resistant and can be used to clean away oils, grease and other solvents. Whilst these two are in roll format, this hard wearing, tough polypropylene wiper also comes in a pop-up box version, which is portable and called INDUSTRIAL RHINO WIPES

For patient care, swabbing and wiping down surfaces in a healthcare environment, the white OMNIWIPES come in packets of 50 sheets (30cm x 60cm). These low linting, highly absorbent cleaning materials are popular in the aged care industry, residential care homes, as well as in dental clinics (cleaning cloths to swab down the chair between patients), and as dental equipment cleaning fabric.

Besides white coloured OMNIWIPES , TIDDOX also offers blue, green, red and yellow coloured spunlace and needlepunch cleaning cloths. These are offered in either our medium duty CLASSIC ROLL WIPES or our heavy duty PREMIUM ROLL WIPES . Whilst both product ranges are equally as absorbent as each other, the primary difference between the CLASSIC MEDIUM DUTY WIPES and the PREMIUM HEAVY DUTY WIPES is their weight / thickness, with the PREMIUM WIPES approximately 50% heavier / thicker than the CLASSIC WIPES . The other variant within each range is their size and whether they come in sheet or roll format. The sizes of the products starts at 30cm x 60cm SURFACE WIPES , increases to 45cm x 60cm SURFACE WIPES and gets as large as 60cm x 60cm SURFACE WIPES . The rolls vary from 45M WIPES ROLLS all the way up to 300M JUMBO WIPES ROLLS and are dispensed either using wall or floor metal dispensers. The BLUE HEAVY DUTY 45M ROLLS are our most popular wiping roll, and are made up of 90 perforated wiping cloths each treated with an antibacterial substance to extend the life of the product though reducing the growth of bacteria. The CLASSIC JUMBO ROLL is nearly six times larger but a great economical option, particularly in high traffic areas, and fits neatly into a JUMBO ROLL FLOOR DISPENSER.

Provided reusable cloths are disinfected and sanitised after use, ideally with natural detergents that do not cause allergenic reactions, they can be a great economical cleaning alternative to disposable wipes. The MAXI WIPES are a needlepunched cloth made of the same material as the above spunlaced products, however they have a more sponge like texture without the holes used to capture dirt particles. These products are used more as a quick absorbent for drying up unwanted spills on floors, counters and tables. They are made from a fast absorbing shammy like material, with a soft and smooth non-abrasive texture, making them very popular in childcare centers and in aged care retirement villages where large liquid spills are frequent. The HEAVY DUTY MAXI WIPES , sometimes also referred to as "J-CLOTHS ", "INDUSTRIAL WIPES " or "SUPER WIPES " are also colour coded and are available in Orange, Yellow, Red, Green and Blue. The benefits of colour coding these products is that it clearly designates certain colour materials for specific purposes to prevent cross-contamination of bacteria. The same colour cloth should not be used for multiple tasks or in multiple areas, for example, a blue cloth can be used to clean general purpose low risk areas such as furniture and desks, but then red cloths can be dedicated to high risk germ areas such as bathrooms and toilets to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.Where there is a need for a large surface area to be mopped up, the SUPERMAX XL SHAMMY is ideal, in that they are nearly twice as thick and twice as large, with added viscosity for extra quick absorption. All of these products have a long life as they are washable and reusable, making them a very economical.

TIDDOX also supplies the healthcare industry with multipurpose microfibre based cleaning products, ranging from the low linting MICROMAX to the more general purpose thicker GENERAL PURPOSE MICROFIBRE CLOTHS . The MICROMAX is ideal for use in applications involving polishing or cleaning of glass or equipment, as it is low linting, smooth, non-abrasive and very absorbent. Also, as it too is washable and reusable, the MICROMAX is also very economical.

TIDDOX® products have been colour coded to ensure that these items are not used in multiple areas or for different tasks, therefore reducing the risk of cross-infection resulting in safer, cleaner and healthier environments. 

  • Green - Kitchen Areas:  Food preparation and food service areas, as well as bar areas.
  • Blue - General Cleaning: Low risk cleaning (such as dusting, glass, mirrors, windows).
  • Red/Pink - Bathroom Areas: High germ areas (such as restrooms, floors, toilets, urinals).
  • Yellow - Low Risk Areas: Low risk infection applications (such as sinks, counters, washroom surfaces) and specialty applications.