October 16, 2014
AdAge on Thursday attributed higher sales of hand sanitizer and disinfectants to the rise in Ebola-related media reports.
July 17, 2014

GoJo Industries, the makers of Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, on Wednesday challenged consumers to adopt 30 days of healthy habits by joining the Purell Advanced 30-Day Challenge.

December 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration may require makers of antibacterial soaps to perform clinical trials to show their products are better at preventing infections and disease than ordinary soaps.

November 12, 2013

Using an alcohol-based sanitizer combined with hand hygiene education will contribute to a significant reduction in absenteeism over the cough/cold season, GoJo announced Tuesday.

December 4, 2012

Among children who took part in a recent study on the use of hand sanitizer in an environment with limited access to clean water, diarrhea cases were reduced by 30% and respiratory illnesses by more than 11%, GOJO Industries noted in a release issued Tuesday.

October 17, 2012

Gojo Industries on Wednesday announced the results of a series of independent lab studies testing the ability of instant hand sanitizers to meet Food and Drug Administration Healthcare Personnel Handwash germ kill requirements at various dosage levels.

June 28, 2012

Armorteria showcased its Halo Sani-Cuffs, a child-size wristband with a small, refillable reservoir for hand sanitizer, at the recent NACDS Marketplace conference in Denver earlier this week.

November 21, 2011

A hand and respiratory hygiene program including frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer helped reduce illness caused by influenza A, and reduced the number of missed school days in elementary school children, according to a study in the November issue of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

October 6, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional on Thursday announced the introduction of The Healthy Workplace Project desk caddy.

February 18, 2011

Gojo Industries this past fall reacquired its Purell hand-sanitizer brand from Johnson & Johnson and is currently putting the pieces in place to reassume a category leadership role for waterless hand washing.


The endeavor is not without its challenges. Today, hand sanitizers are a highly commoditized category. And though sanitizers certainly benefited from increased awareness associated with last year’s H1N1 pandemic, that awareness didn’t translate into sales; the $100-million-plus category is down 35.4% in 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group data. 


December 14, 2010

Bresslergroup on Tuesday introduced a device that disinfects an entire room without labor or hazardous chemicals. Bresslergroup designed the new product for Sanosil International.

September 28, 2010

Abbott has received market clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for RevitaLens Ocutec, a...

August 22, 2010

Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balm products, is expanding beyond lip balm for...

June 6, 2010

The National Hardware Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center experienced a 20% increase in...

February 28, 2010

Seventh Generation, a leading brand of environmentally responsible household products, has teamed up with Clean...

October 28, 2007

VIOlight has expanded its oral care portfolio with the Dental Spa toothbrush sanitizer....