To support the new effort, Wet Naps has invested close to $1 million in an Elsner perforation machine as well as filling accessories. “We are working with two main suppliers, N.R. Spuntech, and Vaporjet. Spuntech has developed a very interesting cloth for household/automotive products that is made from a combination of cotton, viscose and polyester,” Mr. de Vries said.
In addition to supplying antibacterial wipes, the firm is developing antimicrobial products that it anticipates will meet EPA guidelines. Wet Naps already sells adult, baby, and cosmetic wipes in the U.S.
On another front, Mr. de Vries noted that Wet Naps’ chairman Mr. Aron Grunfeld is a mold maker and a manufacturer of silicon products.The company is developing molds for plastic packaging.“There is a lot of innovation in this area. It’s important to be able to offer the market correct packaging," Mr. de Vries said.