SOURCE: GOJO Industries

GOJO Industries

August 17, 2010 10:59 ET

New PURELL Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Leads in Performance, Sustainability

AKRON, OH--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) - PURELL® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer exemplifies GOJO Industries leadership in developing an effective alcohol hand sanitizer that contributes to customers' sustainability initiatives.

Development was driven by performance and sustainability objectives realized when PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer became the world's first alcohol hand sanitizer to achieve EcoLogo certification. It kills 99.99% of most common germs that may cause illness, and its formula and packaging set standards for sustainable hand hygiene products.

"PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer uses 100% naturally renewable, plant-derived ethanol in a biodegradable formula," said Nicole Koharik, GOJO global sustainability senior marketing manager. "Companies pursuing aggressive sustainability objectives find this EcoLogo-certified product is an effective alcohol hand sanitizer that helps them promote the well-being of people and the environment."

PURELL is America's #1 alcohol hand sanitizer brand. PURELL Green Certified uses a 70% alcohol formula for superior efficacy in compliance with international fire codes and contains natural skin-conditioning glycerin that leaves hands soft and refreshed. The Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Green Building Council recommend alcohol-based hand sanitizers for health and hygiene.

GOJO invented the hand sanitizer category and set standards for germ-killing effectiveness. Multiple clinical studies have been conducted to support PURELL efficacy.

Featuring GOJO SMARTFLEX™ technology, refills are made of recyclable PET using 30% less plastic than a standard rigid HDPE bottle. This "source reduction" approach is considered optimal sustainable packaging strategy.

EcoLogo certification acknowledges the product meets Instant Hand Sanitizer Antiseptic Products standard (CCD-170) for environmental leadership.

The new PURELL product is part of the complete green certified GOJO hand hygiene portfolio. 

For information, call GOJO Customer Interaction Center, 1-800-321-9647. Visit

About GOJO
GOJO Industries, inventors of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer, distributes PURELL in away-from-home markets throughout the world. In addition, GOJO manufactures and distributes a full line of products under the GOJO® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO has a 64-year history of leadership in improving well-being through hand hygiene and healthy skin. GOJO has products and programs to kill germs on hands and solve skin care-related problems in markets that include healthcare, foodservice, food processing, manufacturing, automotive, education, government and military. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with offices in United Kingdom, Japan and Brazil.

PURELL is a trademark of Johnson & Johnson and used under license.

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