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10 years ago

The world’s largest creator of wipes, Nice-Pak, employs over 900 in the county. Moist towelettes have morphed into many applications

Have you ever wondered where those disposable wipes you use so often got their start?

Wonder no more—many of them come right here from Rockland. The wipes were originally the brainchild of Arthur Julius, who got the idea for a disposable wet napkin that could be tossed when the job was done. Back in the 1950s, while working for Russian cosmetic pharmacist Myram Picker, Julius got the idea of putting a disposable wet paper into a package and selling his “Nice ‘n Clean” product to the restaurant industry.

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