As the world gets smaller and more populated, we inevitably come into contact with each other more often and precautions help make this contact safer. Hand sanitiser gels are a relatively new invention but antiseptics have been used to wash hands for centuries. Due to the advent of new viral diseases like bird flu, SARS and the recent covid-19 pandemic, the proliferation of these products has gathered pace in recent years.
Hand Gel Labelling
Hand sanitisers are a type of personal care product and are subject to the same regulations. We have produced an extensive guide to the labelling of cosmetics and personal care products but a brief list of requirements would include:
- Ingredient listing.
- Batch code or number.
- Contact details.
- Size, weight or volume.
- Shelf life or best before date.
Various warning symbols can also be needed in certain circumstances, see our guide for further details.
Materials and Adhesives
Most hand sanitisers are alcohol based and at high concentrations, 60% or more to be effective, this may influence your choice of material. Organic solvents or other antiseptic chemicals can attack the sticker’s surface, so a laminated vinyl label is the most robust option but a standard vinyl label is the most popular choice. Paper labels are more cost effective, they are less durable but will cope with many environments and are excellent value for money.
Bottle sizes range from 30ml pocket sizes up to the slightly larger travel sizes that can be taken on aeroplanes if below 100ml. Freestanding, wall mounted and refill containers are also available in various sizes up to about 1000ml.