Hand Hygiene

Support in Response to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

BASF Personal Care formulation experts support you to help finding the right solutions for liquid hand wash, cleansing wipes and hand sanitizers*.

Protect yourself and others from getting sick
Basic and essential protective measures against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Take Frequent Action: If your hands are not visibly dirty, after coughing or sneezing, and when caring for the sick, frequently clean your hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

Scrubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds is most effective

Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub eliminates the virus if it is on your hands.
(Source/Recommendation of World Health Organization, WHO)

BASF Solutions Hand Cleansing & Hydro-Alcoholic Gels (Hand Sanitizers*)

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Efficient & Mild Handwash

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Excessive hand washing weakens the lipid barrier of the skin, dries out hands, also the usage of alcohol sanitizers can give an unpleasant skin feel. Therefore, gentle, powerful cleansing and a perceivable moisturization and conditioning of the skin are essential for liquid hand soaps.

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Hand Cleansing Wipes

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Hand Cleansing Wipes are easy to use without water and soap. They offer an immediate performance.

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Hand Disinfectants*

Module 3

BASF offers a variety of polymers suitable for hydro-alcoholic gels. Beside standard thickeners, we offer additional options, depending on what ingredients you chose and what format you are targeting.

* Please note:
Hand Disinfectants are no cosmetic products but considered as biocidal products and fall under the Biocidal Product Regulation(BPR) in Europe (Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012). Hence manufacturers have to comply with all applicable legal requirements.This refers also to ingredients, actives and formulation design. The following hand sanitizing formulations are prototypes for orientation purpose only, developed as examples to illustrate the use of thickening and emollient technologies in high alcoholic hydrogels. The biocidal activity has not been tested.

Important notice
Due to a significant increase in the demand for Hand Hygiene formulation ingredients, some products referenced may have limited availability. Please follow-up with your local BASF account representative or distributor partner to confirm specific product availability.