Kimberly-Clark 33949 Kleenex hand sanitizer, 16 oz. pump bottle, is an antimicrobial foam with 70% ethyl alcohol and up to 5% isopropyl alcohol to help reduce the number of germs on hands. The pump bottle dispenses small amounts of foam at a time. This sanitizer is free of fragrances, dyes, and fluorinated chemicals. It complies with Ecologo instant hand antiseptic products standard UL 2783 for resource and energy conservation and reductions in harmful emissions when compared with other instant hand antiseptic products. The sanitizer comes in a case of six bottles.
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.
Kimberly-Clark manufactures products for personal and health care, industrial, and laboratory applications under the brands Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech, and Kleenguard, among others. The company, founded in 1870, is headquartered in Dallas, TX.