PURELL 1903-02 hand sanitizer, 1200 mL refill container, is an antimicrobial gel with 70% ethyl alcohol and up to 5% isopropyl alcohol to help reduce the number of germs on hands. The refill container fits a PURELL LTX-12 dispenser (sold separately). The hand sanitizer contains four different skin-conditioning agents to help keep skin hydrated. The container is made of clear PET (polyethylene terephthalate) for durability and to show the fill level. The bottle with its pump removed can be recycled at facilities that accept items with the resin identification code number "1." This hand sanitizer is manufactured to comply with Ecologo instant hand antiseptic products UL 2783 standard for resource and energy conservation and reductions in harmful emissions when compared with other instant hand antiseptic products. The hand sanitizer comes in a pack of 2 refill containers.
Hand sanitizers (also called hand antiseptics) are liquids, gels, or foams that help reduce the number of germs on hands when a small amount is rubbed into the skin; no rinsing with water or drying with towels is needed. In situations when soap and water are not available, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands, but do not eliminate every kind of pathogenic microorganism. Hand sanitizers are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty. They are available in a range of sizes, from small bottles for personal use to large mounted dispensers for public or institutional use. They are also available as wipes: small, disposable paper or nonwoven towels soaked in a hand sanitizer liquid. Hand sanitizers are typically part of hand hygiene programs at health care and food processing facilities, where pathogenic microorganisms are common.
GOJO Industries manufactures hygiene products, including hand washing, hand sanitizing, and skin care formulas under the GOJO, PURELL, PROVON, MICRELL, and AQUELL brands. The company, founded in 1946, is headquartered in Akron, OH.