PURELL 1905-02 hand sanitizer, 1200 mL refill, is an antimicrobial foam with 70% ethyl alcohol and up to 5% isopropyl alcohol to help reduce the number of germs on hands. The refill container fits in a PURELL LTX-12 dispenser (sold separately). This hand sanitizer contains four different skin-conditioning agents to help keep skin hydrated. The refill container is sealed and has a fresh dispensing valve to help reduce the risk of contamination, and is made of clear PET (polyethylene terephthalate) for durability and to show the fill level. The container with its pump removed can be recycled at facilities that accept items with the resin identification code number "1." The sanitizer comes in a pack of two 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.