Coventry™, a brand of ITW Chemtronics®, is known globally for solving the most critical precision cleaning challenges. Coventry has a wide variety of cleanroom swabs and wipes to meet your most demanding applications. The wrapped swab, uniquely designed with no seams or edges, prevents scratching of delicate surfaces. Also included in the product line are sealed fabric, sealed foam, and static control. You’re sure to find a swab from Coventry that meets your particular need.
Coventry solvent cleaners, swelling agents, and carrier fluids are formulated and manufactured to an exacting specification to provide unparalleled performance. We have off-the-shelf products and can even engineer customized solutions to meet your specific needs.
- Low toxicity for a worker and patient safety
- HAPS-free, zero VOC, zero ozone depleting and low global warming for little or no environmental impact
- Versatile for operational simplicity and efficiency
- Fast dry and highly effective
- Compatible with all substrates – plastics, metals, and elastomers
- Consistent for reliability and quality
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Are Q-tips / cotton bud swabs lint free?
No, cotton bud swabs (aka Q-tips) can’t be considered lint-free. Cotton tends to lead behind threads and particulates. Open cell polyurethane foam swabs are a common, very clean replacement for cotton. If harsh solvents are being used on the swabs, or even more cleanliness is needed, knit polyester or microfiber swabs are an excellent choice.
What is a foam swab? / Why should I use a foam swab?
While cotton bud swabs (aka Q-tips) are commonly used for all kinds of precision cleaning, foam swabs are commonly used to reduce contamination from cotton threads and particulates. Foam swabs are usually made of open cell polyurethane for maximum cleanliness and absorbency. Foam swabs are usually made of open cell polyurethane for maximum cleanliness and absorbency.
What is a sterile swab?
Sterile swabs are free from bacteria or other living microorganisms. Common methods for sterilization include autoclaves, ETO (ethylene oxide gas), and Gamma irradiation. Sterile swabs are generally used for biological sample collection to avoid sample contamination, and for medical use to avoid infection.