Welcome to the Hand Cleaners Secure On-Line Shop
For Hand Cleaners, Sanitizers, Cleaning Supplies & Wash Room Equipment.
- Hand-Cleaners.co.uk is the only UK on-line shop specialising in premium quality commercial hand cleaners, hand sanitizers, barrier creams and after-work hand care products.
- As a family run business since 1990 we have established ourselves as the UK’s leading on-line provider of workplace hand cleaning and hand care products.
- Our customers are all types of industry, construction, schools and colleges, local authorities, GPs, dentists, vets, food processing and catering, the care sector, etc.
- Our specialist product knowledge and friendly customer service is second to none.
Commercial Hand Soap Dispensers
Hand Cleaners offer a variety of hand soap dispensers made from various materials of construction, and from different manufacturers. We have a wide range of soap dispensers on offer suited for the products you wish to use them with.
Not all dispensers will be suited to handle beaded or micro-grain hand cleaners, as these are normally heavy duty industrial gels and pastes and could potentially damage the pump mechanism. Other dispensers are specifically designed to cope with polymer beads and micro-grains.
Most dispensers will adequately handle liquid soaps, but not all will handle alcohol-based hand sanitizer and gels. In some cartridge dispensers, often the pump mechanism is contained in the dispenser refill cartridges, so is replaced each time a refill is replaced.
Hand Gels and Hand Sanitizer
There are many myths about alcohol-based hand sanitizer gels. First and foremost it is formulated to kill germs on the skin and is thus found to be extremely useful and effective, especially in medical applications and food handling/processing. Why? Because ethanol, the type of alcohol normally used in hand sanitizer, kills most known bacteria and some viruses that can cause sickness when there is a risk of passing on such germs by hand and by handling. Other types of alcohol present in hand sanitizers may be isopropanol, or n-propanol. Additional ingredients in alcohol gels generally include a non-active thickening agent such as polyacrylic acid, glycerin, propylene glycol, and essential oils. Alcohol based hand sanitizer is more effective than soap at killing germs and does not dry out hands to the same extent. Clinical studies have shown that a properly formulated alcohol-based hand sanitizer with emollients is actually better tolerated than soap-and-water hand washing by as much as 20 times. The effective alcohol content in an alcohol hand gel can vary from about 35% to more than 70%, and as much as 85% in certain highly specialised products formulated for use in critical applications such as hospital operating theatres. The higher the alcohol content, the less “room” there is for non-active agents such as glycerin to moisturise the skin. Foaming hand sanitizers formulated with alcohol are becoming increasingly popular.
PURELL and GOJO
PURELL ADVANCED hand sanitizer is formulated using alcohol and is claimed to kill “99.99%” of the most common germs known to cause illness. PURELL hand sanitizer contains 62% ethanol as an active ingredient. To use PURELL, rub 2ml to 3ml briskly into the hands until dry. Also available in Antiviral VF481 formulation.
The PURELL brand is owned by GOJO Industries, who introduced it to the market in 1996. In 2004, however, Pfizer acquired the exclusive rights to distribute PURELL in the consumer market. In June 2006, Johnson & Johnson announced its acquisition of the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare division, which included the PURELL brand. GOJO soap re-acquired the brand from Johnson & Johnson in 2010.
We supply a comprehensive range of hand cleansing products for most commercial applications. These include heavy duty products for industrial and automotive use, liquid and foam hand cleansers for general and commercial use, antibacterial hand soaps for more specialised purposes including food handling and processing, as well as a huge choice of alcohol-based hand sanitizers in gel and foam formats. We are always happy to advise.
Hand-Cleaners.co.uk offers a sensible selection of electric warm air hand dryers as an adjunct to our hand cleaners ranges.