Airlaid wipers are considered 1-ply but are actually
created with a fluff pulp absorbent core and outer
layers on the top/bottom of the absorbent core
consisting of a mixture of adhesive binder and pulp
to help create durability and strength. This results
in a coarser hand feel and poor wipe-dry
compared to DRC.
DRC Wipers are not layered. They have their binder
integrated into a grid built into the pulp itself which
provides more surface area for the pulp thus creating
a softer and better wipe-dry vs. airlaid wipers.