July 21, 2014

Almost a month after launching its Be Well Network loyalty program, hand sanitizer brand Purell has signed up 75% of the users it had expected for the year, according to Ad Age.

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.

June 25, 2014

GoJo Industries on Tuesday launched the "Purell Be Well Network" loyalty program to reward its consumers for healthy hand hygiene habits and encourage them to spread the word about how to reduce the risk of illness and infection in their daily lives.

June 24, 2014

Olympic Mountain Products has developed a new line of hand soaps called Essenza, which is formulated with shea butter and essential oils to moisturize skin while fighting germs.

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.

March 11, 2013

Lysol, a Reckitt Benckiser company, has announced a new line of foaming hand soaps, the company said.

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.

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.

November 8, 2011

In support of its Wet Ones antibacterial hand wipes, Playtex Products on Tuesday introduced the "Twice as Handy Cough-and-Cold Season Guide," which features germ-fighting advice from microbiologist Benjamin Tanner, as well as practical tips for moms from parenting guru Stacy DeBroff.

May 18, 2011

Arizona Sunwash has announced the launch of Solise, which it is positioning as the world's first body wash and hand wash that combines cleansing with long-lasting UVA/UVB SPF 15 sunscreen.

April 1, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purell green certified instant hand sanitizer foam as a featured product for the formal launch of its new BioPreferred label program.

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. 


October 28, 2010

Six years after it sold its hand sanitizer brand, Gojo on Friday announced it reacquired...

September 7, 2010

Concerns about last year's H1N1 virus have had an impact on Americans' hand-washing habits, according...

June 6, 2010

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

May 31, 2010

3M has acquired a hand hygiene and skin care products manufacturer, the company announced Friday....

May 16, 2010

Kimberly Clark is betting hygiene-conscious consumers are ready for single-use bathroom hand towels. The company...

March 9, 2010

To address the growing need for hand hygiene products, Kimberly-Clark is introducing a single-use, disposable...

February 28, 2010

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

January 21, 2010

Dr. Fresh, a maker of personal care products, is donating 50,000 Infectiguard surgical face masks...