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Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Wipes – Kimberly-Clark Professional's pre-saturated wipes with a patented formulation – has been named the winner of the 2021 World of Wipes (WOW) Innovation Award at the WOW International Conference. A team of technical specialists from The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) chose Scott 24 over 23 submissions. The product was honored for its innovation across the entire wipes value chain.

Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Wipes are registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for disinfecting against numerous strains of bacteria and viruses – including SARS-CoV-2. These pre-saturated wipes quickly disinfect and maintain surface sanitization against bacteria for a full 24 hours, even after multiple touches.

Most surface disinfectants and sanitizers work but only for the moment. As soon as the surface is touched again, germs are back in action.

Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Wipes, engineered with Kimberly-Clark's proprietary base sheet technology in combination with the company's patent-protected durable antimicrobial coating, kill 99.9 percent of bacteria, even after multiple touches. The wipes are delivered through a portable dispenser for ease of use and offer a convenient all-in-one application to help save time.

The pandemic created a fundamental change in people's standards and expectations for cleaning," says Susan Gambardella, President, Kimberly-Clark Professional North America. "Our goal is to exceed their expectations and empower them with an antibacterial wipe unlike anything else on the market. Grounded in science and backed by our unique technological capabilities, Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Wipes deliver peace of mind for 24 hours, providing confidence between cleans. This award is a testament to our culture of innovative spirit and creativity as we lead by example by providing much-needed solutions to our customers."

Julia Georgoff, General Manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional North America Wiping added, "Scott 24 also features a gradual and even release of chemicals to a surface, providing consistent coverage and long-lasting effectiveness. It's an essential innovation in the category."

She adds that the idea for the project was sparked by a hallway conversation, which demonstrates Kimberly-Clark's 'what if' spirit of scientific inquiry to solve unmet needs, based on customer insights and create long-lasting protection.

"We're inspired by the hard work and dedication of the cross-functional teams that brought this to innovation to market," says Georgoff. "We will continue to expand our surface disinfecting wipes portfolio to meet the evolving needs of our customers."