Peracetic Acid Wipes

The most powerful wipe in the world. Unbeatable protection against persistent outbreaks, high-risk organisms and dry surface biofilms. Powered by patented technology, Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes disrupt every layer of microbial defence.

Peracetic Acid Wipes

Ideal for preventing & resolving outbreaks. More effective than chlorine against hard-to-kill organisms, spores and biofilms. Effective from 10 seconds. No pre-cleaning required.

The perfect complement to an everyday disinfectant, such as Clinell Universal Wipes. Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes are ideal for outbreaks thanks to proven protection from high-risk and hard to kill organisms. Our patented, near-neutral pH formula is incredibly powerful yet kind to surfaces. Proven to reduce C. difficile-associated disease by 72%.

Previously known as Clinell Sporicidal Wipes.

Product code: CS25



Wiping out biofilms

Why do some outbreaks seem impossible to resolve? Emerging evidence suggests that dry surface biofilms may be the answer.

Infection prevention innovation


Thanks to our patented formulation, we’re able to achieve unbeatable efficacy at near-neutral pH. That means, unlike other peracetic acid-based products, Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes are kind to surfaces.


Our unique dual-layer construction traps microorganisms, whilst added detergents make sure Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes are just as effective in dirty conditions.


Thanks to our unique construction, every wipe goes further. In fact, each single Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipe delivers surface coverage equivalent to 5 standard disinfectant wipes. Helping reduce wasted wipes, time and money.


Our wipes are made with cellulosic pulp fibres, these are renewably sourced from plants, providing a more sustainable solution. We utilise these fibres without compromising product efficacy, quality or performance.

Effective Against Test Kill Time
Dry biofilms ASTM E2967-15 Wiping 10 sec, contact 2 min
Acinetobacter baumannii EN13727 10 sec
Enterococcus faecalis EN13727 10 sec
Enterococcus hirae EN13727
10 sec
1 min
Escherichia coli (E. coli) EN13727 10 sec
Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL) EN13727 10 sec
Pseudomonas aeruginosa EN13727
10 sec
1 min
Staphylococcus aureus EN13727
10 sec
1 min
Bacillius subtilis EN 17126 5 min
Bacillius cereus EN 17126 5 min
Clostridium difficile EN17126 2 min
Mycobacterium avium EN14348 2 min
Mycobacterium terrae EN14348 2 min
Candida auris EN 13624 10 sec
Adenovirus EN14476 1 min
Canine parvovirus EN14675 2 min
Human Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) EN14476 1 min

Wear recommended PPE.

Remove one wipe from the pack. To activate, wet the wipe with water under a tap or dip into a bucket. Squeeze out the wipe to remove excess water.

Working from clean to dirty, wipe in an ‘S’ shaped pattern, taking care not to go over the same area twice.

Change the wipe if it becomes dry or soiled and discard in the clinical waste bin. Let the surface air dry.

Why are the wipes dry?

Peracetic acid can be very reactive. This makes it great for breaking down microorganisms and biofilms but can result in a short shelf life.

Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes contain a patented blend of precursors that come air laid between the dual-layers of our dry wipe material. When exposed to water, these precursors react to generate our active ingredients – a synergistic blend of peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide.

By generating the active ingredients only when they’re needed, Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes benefit from a much longer shelf-life, better disinfectant activity and improved material compatibility.

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Are Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes acidic?

Actually no. Because they use patented technology to generate a blend of oxidative disinfectants only when they’re needed, Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes are active at a near-neural pH.

Most generic peracetic acid products are very acidic – they have a low pH. This helps the manufacturers make peracetic acid more stable for a longer shelf-life.

Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes take a different approach: by manufacturing the product containing dry precursors and then activating the wipe with water at the point of use, Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes are actually active at a slightly alkaline pH (pH 9.0-9.5).

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How much water should I use?

Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes were designed with our users in mind – we want to remove as many potential errors as possible.

Independent water-loading tests show that there’s no significant difference between tap soaking times from 2 to 6 seconds, or from immersing in a 10-litre bucket for up to 6 seconds. Over-wetting does not readily decrease the activity of the wipe.

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Will Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes damage my surfaces?

Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes have been formulated for exceptional surface compatibility. They’re tested against common rubbers, plastics and metals to make sure they’re safe for regular disinfection. We also work with medical device manufacturers to make sure Clinell products are safe for use on their equipment (see our webpage on compatibility for more information).

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What is the active concentration of peracetic acid?

Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes produce a concentration of 3,500ppm of available peracetic acid.

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Do they generate harmful end products?

The active ingredients of Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes break down into simple, non-toxic end products: vinegar CO2, oxygen and water.

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Should I use Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes instead of Clinell Universal?

Clinell Universal Wipes are any everyday cleaning & disinfectant product. They’re effective against many of the most common causes of healthcare associated infections – including Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, viruses and emerging fungal pathogens, such as Candida auris.

Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes are a high-performance cleaning & disinfectant product. They’re primarily designed for tackling outbreaks, high-risk and hard to kill organisms. In particular, they’re effective against some of the most resistant microbial categories: bacterial spores and those embedded in biofilms.

Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes and Clinell Universal Wipes are complementary, being used together as part of a robust infection prevention policy. Typically, Clinell Universal Wipes are used for routine cleaning and disinfection, with the option to “step up” to Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes in cases where extra coverage and performance is needed.

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How do Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes compare to chlorine?

Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes outperform chlorine-based disinfectants in several key areas.

No pre-cleaning. Chlorine is inactivated by organic matter, meaning chlorine-based disinfectants require a surface to be pre-cleaned before disinfection. Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes contain detergent which allow them to clean and disinfect in a single step – resulting in cleaner wards and reduced surface contamination.

More effective against hard-to-kill organisms. Introducing Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes results in a reduction of hard-to-kill pathogens such as C. difficile surviving in clinical environments resulting in reduced rates of infection.

More effective against dry surface biofilms. Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes are the most effective solution against dry surface biofilms. When using chlorine-based disinfectants, we often see an initial high log reduction but, unfortunately, the biofilms are still able to transfer surviving pathogens into our environment and recover within a matter of hours. Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes completely prevent transferability and delay growth for 6.5 days.

No transference. The unique dual-layer construction of Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes is able to trap microorganisms, preventing them from being transferred form a dirty surface to a clean one.

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Contact us for more information

Are you interested in using Peracetic Acid Wipes in your organisation? We'd love to tell you more about them and explain how the most powerful wipe in the world offers unbeatable protection against persistent outbreaks, high-risk organisms and dry surface biofilms. To find out more and order a free sample, get in touch using the contact form.

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