Registration Now Open: Cleanovators Vaccine Panel Discussion Go

Spartanburg, SC – May 20, 2020 – Sustainable cleaning options that are appropriate for critical environments are difficult to find. This is why Contec is excited to launch ReFIBE, the cleanroom industry’s first sustainable polyester wipe that is made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.

How does it work?

There are multiple steps taken to make ReFIBE wipes. First, recycled plastic bottles are collected. They are then chopped into flake and cleaned. The bottle flake is melted, filtered and formed into chips. These chips are melted and made into yarn. The yarn is then knitted into ReFIBE wipes.



ReFIBE wipes are 100% polyester and the data is very comparable to traditional polyester.

Basic Weight


Absorbent Capacity (mL/m2)


Rate (Seconds)

Liquid Particle Count (≥0,5µm)

Fibers (x103/m2)

Avg. # Recycled bottles per case 9x9”

Avg. # Recycled bottles per case 12x12”









ReFIBE is laser-cut with heatsealed edges and cleanroom laundered to reduce the number of releasable particles and fibers. ReFIBE is available non-sterile in two sizes, 9” x 9” and 12” x 12”.

Each case of 9” x 9” wipes contains approximately 840 plastic bottles and each case of 12” x 12” wipes contains approximately 480 plastic bottles.

For more information about ReFIBE Wipes or to order a sample, click here!