Absorbent Wipes

TIDDOX® wipers are designed to be thicker and more absorbent than traditional comparable products. The nonwovens are manufactured with high concentrations of viscose giving them extraordinary absorption capacity and softness, whereas the industrial wiping products are heavy in woodpulp component designed for superior absorbency.



The primary purpose of a wiping cloth is to absorb a spill or a mess, ideally as quickly as possible. The effectiveness of the wiper in cleaning up the spill, depends on the material or fabric from which it is made.

Regular surface cleaning cloths are made of a combination of viscose and polyester. Viscose, sometimes called rayon, is a semi-synthetic fabric constituted largely from cellulose or woodpulp, which gives it its liquid retentive qualities. Polyester on the other hand has no retentive qualities, but is cheap. The higher the concentrations of viscose rayon, the more absorbent and effective the material will be, whereas higher concentrations of polyester reduce the imbibing nature of the material. Both the TIDDOX heavy duty PREMIUM RANGE OF WIPES ON A ROLL and the medium duty CLASSIC RANGE OF WIPES ON A ROLL of products, are specifically manufactured with above average concentrations of viscose to ensure that they are highly absorbent in their professional application, thereby increasing their effectiveness and ultimately saving both time and money for the user. These absorptive products are available in sheet format, 45m roll format and in 300M JUMBO ROLL format (with floor dispenser ).

The needlepunch MAXI WIPES , also referred to as Viscose Cloths, are also manufactured from high concentrations of viscose, thereby making them incredibly porous and retentive, ideal for front of house wiping and cleaning of counters and tables. Because of their imbibing nature, they are also popular in aged care and child care facilities as q quick wiping solution to unexpected spills. Furthermore, all of the above products are colour coded, to avoid cross-contamination of germs (see illustrative colour coded chart at bottom of the page)

The ORANGE SUPERMAX and YELLOW TITAN SHAMMY viscose cloths are super shammy absorbent cloths. These extra large (50cm x 60cm) and extra thick shammy towels handle most industrial cleaning applications. Also used by commercial cleaners to clean floors, tiles and wipe down walls. These jumbo wiping products are also ideal for cleaning cars and boats or as a drying towel in the kitchen for dishes, pots, pans, counter tops, stoves etc. Also useful for drying dogs, pets & animals after bathing, or soaking up urine spills and mess. Washable, reusable making them very economical.

Absorbent microfibre cloths are high performance products suited to trapping dust particles and polishing, making them very popular in a variety of professional applications, from cleaning offices, hotels and households to car detailing. Microfibre cloths are manufactured from a combination of polyester and polymide, with absorbency increasing with increased concentrations of polymide, which give these products a very high drying capacity. Available in various thickness depending on the application - thicker weave absorbs higher amounts of liquids. Microfibre cloths are eco friendly allowing the user to clean without any use of chemicals. They are favoured as they give a streak free finish, and their soft texture ensure a scratch free finish to surfaces. The MICROMAX cloths are LINT FREE microfibre cloths that are perfect for polishing screen surfaces, wiping down metal surfaces and glass. Used extensively in the hospitality industry, such as restaurants and bars to polish cutlery and glasses, giving them a pristine finish. Also see our lint free gloves made from microfibre material.

For industrial absorption applications, TIDDOX and a range of industrial grade wipers. The blue RAG ON A ROLL is a thick, 4-ply tissue wrapped around a strong nylon webbing, making it tear resistant and perfect for tougher tasks where a high performance, durance wiping solution is required. These rolls are available in either Blue or White, and are perforated into 200 sheets per 70m roll. Another strong, durable and absorbent product are the INDUSTRIAL RHINO WIPES , which are also available in 475-sheet rolls (blue), JUMBO BLUE RHINO ROLLS and 220-sheet rolls (white), WHITE RHINO ROLLS .

For low lint absorption tasks, the cellulose SOLVENT RESISTANT WIPES , or the INDUSTRO WIPES are ideal, and also leave streak free finishes when used to clean glass and other smooth surfaces. Also great for wiping solvents, grease and oil. Similarly, the MELTBLOWN POLYPROPOLYNE DEGREASING WIPES fabrics are popular with industrial wiping applications, printers and even cleaning grease and grime in kitchens.

For thick, larger oil spills, we supply white OIL ABSORBENT PADS and rolls, as well as grey GENERAL PURPOSE OIL AND WATER ABSORBENT PADS and rolls.

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.