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Sanitizers, Disinfectants and Other Chemical Products

Regulatory guidance, alternate material support, testing and verification to meet market demand for hand sanitizers, cleaning wipes or disinfecting products.

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COVID-19 has caused a sharp rise in demand for hand sanitizers, disinfectants and other chemical cleaning products. At the same time, supply chain disruption has made it more difficult for the manufacturers of these products to source the required materials or find suitable alternatives. Additionally, manufacturers of other products are now being called upon to help meet this critical demand, and must navigate unfamiliar, and highly sophisticated regulations and policies to ensure end-product efficacy.

UL provides regulatory advisory services to help manufacturers understand the requirements and policies for products like hand sanitizers and many disinfecting products. Our online tools make it easy to quickly identify an alternate material or chemical, 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere in the world. And if you need to source new materials, we’ll work with you to help ensure they will continue to meet all applicable safety and performance requirements.

Our science-backed testing and verification services can help expedite production of hand sanitizers and cleaning wipes. We provide guidance on manufacturing requirements and support development of the proper Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), the essential hazard communication documents required for workplaces producing and transporting these types of products.

Whether your company is stepping outside your normal production or adapting to an altered supply chain, we’ll help you understand and comply with rapidly evolving regulations, manage risks and help you efficiently bring your hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes or disinfecting products to market.


Hand sanitizers and chemical disinfectants

Testing, verification and digital solutions

Hand sanitizer and cleaning wipe testing

UL offers testing and verification services to help you expedite your production and distribution of hand sanitizers and cleaning wipes.

UL Prospector chemical and materials database

The UL Prospector® database allows you to search thousands of materials from global suppliers by keyword, property, certification and more to identify alternate materials and access technical documents to meet changing manufacturing demands. 


Chemical regulatory and product compliance

Advisory services, including Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Chemical regulatory and product compliance requirements

Expert support to help you check for chemical regulatory compliance, screen formula ingredients, review product labels for accuracy and advise on transportation restrictions.

Free Safety Data Sheets for WHO hand sanitizer formulations

UL is providing free Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to manufacturers producing ethanol-based and isopropanol-based World Health Organization-recommended hand sanitizer formulations.

Self-service Safety Data Sheet (SDS) authoring

UL’s self-service Safety Data Sheet (SDS) online authoring solution is available 24 hours a day seven days a week to guide you through the process of creating SDSs for new or revised products.

Free self-service Safety Data Sheet (SDS) authoring

UL offers free SDS self-service authoring with ULGHS.com and expedited two business-day delivery.

Professionally authored Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Seasoned UL regulatory experts to help you develop required SDSs for producing and transporting chemical containing products.

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