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Aerosol Hand Sanitizer: An Essential Guide

Disinfectants | Personal Care

There’s no denying the massive impact that COVID-19 has had on everyday life worldwide. Whether it’s a school, office building or retail outlet, tightly-packed desks, shared common areas and busy retail environments are no longer considered safe. This has forced many organizations to reimagine their spaces, so they can safely resume operations to meet stringent social distancing and sanitation requirements. While guidelines vary based upon region and health agency protocols, one of the biggest commonalities in every plan includes the use of hand sanitizing stations featuring bottled or touchless liquid and aerosol hand sanitizer in multiple locations throughout the setting.

As a result of this shift, hand sanitizer products have become a critical component to every re-opening plan. According to Fact.MR’s “Hand Sanitizer Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking – Global Market Insights 2020 to 2030” study, the global hand sanitizer market is expected to surpass a value of ~$1.4 billion in 2020 and double from 2020 through 2030 to exceed ~$2.8 billion. With this increased market demand, many personal care and over-the-counter (OTC) brands are reallocating their resources toward amplified hand sanitizer production.


For brand owners looking to expand or build upon their offerings to include these new necessities, it’s important to note that hand sanitizers are classified as OTC drug products and they need to be treated as such. They come in a variety of formulations featuring both alcohol and non-alcohol actives, including aerosol spray, bag-on-valve (BOV) spray, gel, foam and liquid – to name a few

Read our “Aerosol Hand Sanitizer – An Essential Guide” article in World Aerosols or download the article PDF below to learn about the formulation and delivery requirements for bringing both alcohol and non-alcohol aerosol hand sanitizer products to market, including a review of the various attributes and benefits of each. It will also detail the key considerations for ensuring the quality, safety and efficacy of aerosol hand sanitizer products, as well as advice for selecting the proper components and packaging to meet the high standards of quality assurance and control required for hand sanitizer production.

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