Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division has announced that it will remove triclosan from all of its hand care products globally within the next 12 months. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule that over-the-counter consumer antiseptic wash products containing triclosan can no longer be marketed in the U.S.

“Our hand care products protect people across the globe,” said Dr. Ilham Kadri, president, Diversey Care. “We are dedicated to providing the safest and most effective hand care products available and are proud to lead the industry in making triclosan removal a global commitment.”

For over 20 years, Diversey Care has offered customers hand care products with and without triclosan, as authorities in many countries still approve of its use. However, through innovation, Diversey Care is now able to remove triclosan as an active ingredient from its hand care products, while improving overall performance and gentleness to the skin. This transition will also widen the range of hand hygiene options for customers•

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