Hand Sanitizer

Henkel production facility in Geneva, New York (photo courtesy of the company)

Dial soap invests $23 million to expand production in the US

By Deanna Utroske

Personal care product manufacturer Henkel, which owns the hygiene brand, announced plans to hire more workers and add new equipment and manufacturing capacity—for soap, hand wash, and hand sanitizer—at sites in both New York State and Pennsylvania.

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FDA publishes hand sanitizer testing protocol to detect impurities

By Deanna Utroske

This week, as part of its response to contaminated and unsafe hand sanitizers, the agency published a testing methodologies document. The protocols outlined in the new document can be used to determine the quality of finished sanitizer products.

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PCPC launches Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Connection Program

By Deanna Utroske

Earlier this month, the Personal Care Products Council announced a new initiative to connect raw material suppliers and manufacturers, and thereby help producers meet the tremendous demand for hand sanitizer.

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Highlight on Hygiene: the newly chic personal care category

By Deanna Utroske

As COVID-19 spread around the world, demand for soaps and hand sanitizer increased dramatically. And as the pandemic wears on, the need for basic hygiene products (and hygienic beauty solutions) remains constant. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at headlines...

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GOJO more than doubles production to keep pace with COVID-19 demand

By Deanna Utroske

The Ohio-based health and hygiene company making Purell brand hand sanitzer, hand soap, hand wipes and surface disinfectant spray is working around the clock and expanding into new facilities to manufacture these sought-after personal care and cleaning...

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Health Canada recalls unsafe hand sanitizer products

By Deanna Utroske

The government department has recently warned consumers of the risks associated with hand sanitizer products made with unapproved ingredients and called for 12 companies to stop selling unsanctioned sanitizer.

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New FDA guidance on hand sanitizer production

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week, as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to keep pace with this country’s needs during the Coronavirus pandemic, new guidance documents were issued addressing both manufacturers and pharmacists.

Hydromer secures patent for Triclosan - free antimicrobial soaps

Hydromer secures patent for antimicrobial soaps

By Deanna Utroske

The biotech company makes polymers, coatings, ingredients, and the like for an array of industries including cosmetics and personal care. With this new patent, Hydromer plans to launch a personal care products line as well.

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