Under The Influence of COVID-19 In 2021, The Development Status and Trend Analysis of European and American Hand Sanitizer Market!

Recently, India’s second wave of COVID-19 has developed extremely fiercely. On April 22, 2021, India reported more than 300,000 newly confirmed cases in a single day. On April 30, 2021, India became the first country in the world to have more than 400,000 new confirmed cases in a single day. At the same time, countries such as Nepal and Bhutan, which are adjacent to India, and countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, and Cambodia in Southeast Asia, are also deteriorating, triggering global vigilance.

India Second Wave of COVID-19

According to the Global Times report, as of May 27, statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States showed that the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States exceeded 33 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 590,000, all ranked first in the world. The US population is less than 5% of the global population, but its number of confirmed cases is close to 20% of the global total, and Deaths accounted for 16.9% of the global total.

An analysis report recently released by the Institute of Health Statistics and Evaluation of the University of Washington estimates that the number of deaths from the new crown in the United States actually exceeds 900,000, far exceeding official statistics.

On May 31, 2021, The 74th World Health Assembly concluded. In his closing speech, WHO Director-General Tan Desai said that he will discuss the formulation of a global agreement to deal with the pandemic at the special meeting of WHO member states in November. He urged all countries to support this agreement and warned that it is a “major mistake” to think that the danger of the COVID-19 has passed.

60-75% alcohol-based hand sanitizer can really kill the “New Crown Virus”

Among the various suggestions for preventing virus infection, in addition to wearing a mask when going out, the most important daily protection is to remove pathogenic microorganisms that you touch by washing your hands. Coronavirus is a type of RNA virus with an envelope. Its outer envelope is more sensitive to organic solvents and disinfectants. Therefore, 75% alcohol, ether, chloroform, chlorine-containing disinfectant, peracetic acid, etc. can all inactivate the virus. The effectiveness of hand sanitizer for sterilization depends on the concentration of ethanol. To achieve the effect of killing 99.99% of bacteria, the ethanol content is usually more than 60%.

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Studies have found that ethanol solutions with a concentration higher than 60% have a killing effect. When the concentration reaches 75% to 80%, most bacteria and enveloped viruses can be killed within a few seconds, but it is not effective on bacterial spores. Among them, 75% ethanol is a commonly used concentration, and it is most widely used in hospital systems, scientific research laboratories, and other occasions where disinfection is required.

However, the disinfection and sterilization effect of 95% high-concentration ethanol is not as good as that of dilute ethanol, and 70% to 75% is the best. For example, 75% of alcohol has a good disinfection effect and can directly touch human skin, it can be used by adults and children. But those who are allergic to alcohol should use it with caution. It should be noted that the alcohol must be kept away from open flames or high temperatures when using it, and it is not recommended to spray it on a large area in the air.

The demand for hand sanitizer has been continuously increasing

Under the influence of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, hand sanitizers and others have become the essential items at home and going out. There are three main types of hand sanitizers on the market, ordinary hand sanitizers, antibacterial hand sanitizers, and disposable hand sanitizers.

Hand Sanitizer Types

The hand sanitizers commonly found in supermarkets are usually ordinary hand sanitizers, similar to the liquid version of soap. Most of these hand sanitizers are added with essential oils, glycerin, and other hand-protecting ingredients, which can clean and decontaminate. The active ingredient of ordinary hand sanitizer is a surfactant, which is used to remove stains on hands through the action of surfactant and mechanical friction and water flow.

The antibacterial and sterilization hand sanitizer has the sterilization ability. Antibacterial or bactericidal ingredients are added to the antibacterial/bacteriostatic hand sanitizer. According to relevant requirements, when marked as an antibacterial product, the sterilization rate should be ≥90%. When it is marked as a bacteriostatic product, the bactericidal rate should be ≥50%. Hospitals, shopping malls, supermarkets, and other public places usually choose to use this type of hand sanitizer.

Disposable hand sanitizers also belong to sterilization and disinfection products, and they are favored by many consumers because they are disposable, and most of these hand sanitizers are spray-type, which is more convenient to carry. Our vicious filling machine can be used to fill these three types of hand sanitizer types.

Nowadays, this new type of coronavirus COVID-19 is spreading around the world. Everyone should wash their hands frequently in daily life. This is one of the important protection measures. At this time, it is recommended that you buy antibacterial/bacteriostatic hand sanitizers, only this kind of hand sanitizer products are effective against this new type of coronavirus.

Experts also pointed out that most sterilization and disinfection products are irritating to people, and special attention should be paid when using them. Disinfectants should be placed out of children’s reach. In addition, disinfection products cannot be abused. Excessive use has a negative impact on people and the environment.

North America and Europe will continue to be the main markets for hand sanitizer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hand sanitizer market has surged. Regionally, North America and Europe will continue to be the main markets for hand sanitizers. Ariston relevant market research report pointed out that the US hand sanitizer market is expected to grow at a rate of more than 560% from 2019 to 2021. This peak may continue within two years and will begin to normalize after 2022.

Environmentally friendly hand sanitizers are popular in the market

Hand sanitizer has become one of Amazon’s best-selling products. According to the number of reviews, Amazon’s top 3 hand sanitizer brands include GERM, PURELL, and SILIMO. Goldstein Research Analysis Report stated: “Organic alcohol is a trend in the future, because it will not leave any stickiness. Environmental protection and organic ingredient hand sanitizers are expected to be popular in the market.”

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Hot Sale Hand Sanitizer Brands

The report lists some of the product promotions, such as one kind of hand sanitizer made of “sugar cane ethanol” produced by EO company, this natural disinfectant will not cause harm after being absorbed by the skin, but it has a 99.9% effect on most common bacteria. In addition, “These products can also reduce the risk of skin discomfort caused by the use of disinfectants, such as contact dermatitis.”

Organic Hand Sanitizer

The global hand sanitizer market is expected to continue to grow in a few years

With the spread of the epidemic in many countries, the market demand for epidemic prevention-related products has grown substantially. The increase in awareness and awareness of hand hygiene is expected to boost the hand sanitizer market. According to the latest report of Business Wire, it is estimated that between 2020 and 2024, the market value of the global hand sanitizer market will increase to 5.907 billion US dollars. During the forecast period, its compound annual growth rate will be close to 9%.

Which machines are needed to produce bottled hand sanitizer?

The main component of hand sanitizer is 60%-75% ethanol, and other components include acrylate/C10-30 alkyl acrylate cross-linked polymer, benzophenone, perfume, glycerin, tocopherol, purified water, and so on. Individuals and families can set up a small and medium-sized hand sanitizer production workshop only by preparing a production area of 30-100 square meters. The viscosity and formula of hand sanitizers from different manufacturers are different. Under normal circumstances, the production of hand sanitizer bottling line requires the following machines(in the actual production,  may increase or decrease based on different needs):

Hand Sanitizer Producing Equipment

1. Tap water storage tank.

2. Reverse osmosis water treatment equipment.

Filter out bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, pesticides, organic matter, minerals, and peculiar smells in the water, and can process ordinary water into pure water.

3. Deionized water tank.

4. Water measuring machine.

5. Tank for storing finished products.

6. Hand sanitizer filling machine.

Suitable for filling various semi-fluid, paste, and viscous liquid materials.

7. Bottle capping machine.

Suitable for screwing (rolling) caps of different materials and specifications.

8. Labeling machine.

It can be used for full circle labeling or half circle labeling for bottles of different shapes.

9. The inkjet printer.

It can be used to print production dates, batch numbers, barcodes, trademark patterns, anti-counterfeiting marks, etc.

10. Carton sealing machine.

The carton sealing machine is mainly suitable for carton sealing and packaging. The carton sealing machine uses tape to seal the carton, which can complete the top and bottom automatic sealing actions at one time.

The packaging machine is an indispensable part of the hand sanitizer production line

In order to achieve high-precision production and processing of finished products, the hand sanitizer filling machine plays an important role in the efficient and safe production of enterprises. The filling machinery must be closely connected with the front-end raw material production.

For example, if there is 1 ton of finished products in the storage tank, and the filling is completed within an hour, the 1-ton storage tank must be vacated, which does not affect the front-end equipment batching production. The filling machine will fill the 1 ton of finished products within one hour, so that the production process from raw materials to finished products is completed in an orderly manner.

What material should I choose for the hand sanitizer packaging machine?

Regarding the material of the whole filling machine, ordinary hand sanitizer components are not corrosive to stainless steel, SUS304 stainless steel can be used. The pipes, seals, filling heads, and other materials of the filling machine can meet the filling requirements.

In the medical disinfection industry, 304 stainless steel (if there is no corrosive component to stainless steel in the formula, use ordinary 304 material for filling) or 316 stainless steel (if the formula contains components that are corrosive to stainless steel, we recommend the material contact part should be made of 316L stainless steel. The material contact part includes the silo of the filling machine, the sealing part, the connection part, the pipeline, the filling head) are widely used. Different materials have different characteristics. When choosing a filling machine, you should choose a filling machine suitable for your own product.

304 stainless steel is widely used in the food industry, and 316 stainless steel in the medical disinfection industry is also widely used. The addition of Mo elements greatly improves the corrosion resistance and high-temperature strength of 316 stainless steel, and the high-temperature resistance can reach 1200℃-1300℃, it can be used under harsh conditions. Compared with 304 stainless steel, the price of 316 stainless steel is much higher.

How to choose the right type of hand sanitizer packaging machine?

There are many types of hand sanitizer filling machines. According to different filling principles, they can be simply divided into two types: equal pressure type and piston type (metering cylinder). Low-viscosity materials can be filled with isobaric types, such as vinegar, soy sauce, and wine. If the viscosity of particles is included, the piston type (metering cylinder) should be selected, such as sauce, honey, detergent, laundry detergent, etc.

Filling machine driven by a servo motor or pneumatic, which one is better?

The so-called pneumatic or motor drive refers to the power drive problem. Pneumatic is to drive the piston barrel to measure by the air source of the air compressor. When the air source is far away from the filling machine or the air source is insufficient, the filling machine will measure inaccurately. It can be used when filling 1000ML, but there will be many problems when filling 1000ML-5000ML. A viscous liquid filling machine with a servo motor-driven will not have the problem of inaccurate measurement, because the servo motor has the characteristics of high speed, sufficient power, and large torque, which can avoid the above similar problems.

Our Suggestions:

1. It is recommended not to use pneumatic filling machines for hand sanitizer, because now with the improvement of people’s awareness of product quality, the durability of the equipment, the filling efficiency of pneumatic filling equipment is very low, and the material loss is more. Now pneumatic filling machines are almost eliminated.

2. The purchase of equipment must be determined according to the actual situation, mainly based on the characteristics of the filling medium, output, filling capacity, plant size, and future development, so as to avoid unnecessary investment losses.

Whether it is a pneumatically-driven hand sanitizer filling machine or a servo-driven hand sanitizer filling machine, both need to be equipped with an air compressor, but pneumatic liquid filling machine consumes a lot of air.

Is it safe enough to fill flammable liquids such as ethanol?

Although ethanol is a flammable substance, the filling parts of the current hand sanitizer filling machine are driven by the pneumatic or servo motor. The whole filling process will not have electrical safety problems, so the ordinary viscous liquid filling machine is very safe to fill hand sanitizer. If your filling workshop does not have special requirements from related departments, you can use a viscous liquid filling machine with a common motor.

If the relevant department requires the machine to be explosion-proof, then the machine for filling hand sanitizer must be customized into an explosion-proof motor and an explosion-proof electric control cabinet. The separate filling machine is in a separate filling workshop so that only the filling machine needs to be made as an explosion-proof one, its production process and cost are complicated and much more expensive than a common motor., and the design and production experience requirements of manufacturers are also relatively high.

What are the classifications of hand sanitizer packaging machines?

Under normal circumstances, the liquid filling machine for filling hand sanitizer is a viscous liquid filling machine. The liquid material is drawn by the piston that is driven by a servo motor, enters into the metering cylinder, and injected into the container by the piston through the rotary valve, the diverter valve, the pipeline, and the filling head. Depending on the degree of automation, there are semi-automatic hand sanitizer filling machines and fully automatic hand sanitizer filling machines.

What are the differences between the manual hand sanitizer filling machine and the automatic hand sanitizer packaging machine?

The two types of hand sanitizers are mainly different in price, floor space, and filling output. According to the different filling capacities, the price of the semi-automatic hand sanitizer filling machine is generally around US$700-US$4000 (different configurations have different prices, the price is just for reference).

The semi-automatic hand sanitizer filling machine occupies a very small area, and the filling work can be completed on the table. Its biggest advantage is that there are almost no restrictions on the shape and size of the container. It is multi-purpose and only needs to be equipped with a power supply and a small air compressor, it is ok to start the packaging.

Manual Hand Sanitizer Filling Machine

Sometimes, the filling speed of the semi-automatic hand sanitizer filling machine is not necessarily slower than the fully automatic filling speed. But its biggest disadvantage is that it consumes a lot of labor costs. If your product has many filling specifications, but the filling output is not high and the labor cost is cheap, then you can choose a semi-automatic hand sanitizer filling machine. Under normal circumstances, customers will choose to purchase a semi-automatic liquid filling machine for a backup, and use it in conjunction with a fully automatic liquid filling machine.

According to the different filling containers, the automatic hand sanitizer filling machine is divided into the automatic form fill seal machine, premade liquid pouch bagging machine, and the hand sanitizer automatic bottling machine.

Automatic Hand Sanitizer Bottling Machine

According to the number of filling heads (for bottles) and the size of the bag, the price is generally around US$5000-US$30000 (different configurations, prices are different, for reference only), the volume of the machine is about dozens of times that of semi-automatic hand sanitizer filling machine. The automation degree of the entire filling process is high, and there are few parts that require manual participation.

Automatic Hand Sanitizer Form Fill Seal Machine
Automatic Hand Sanitizer Filling Sealing Machine

Different hand sanitizer filling machines, how is the packaging process completed?

If you are using a semi-automatic hand sanitizer filling machine, first place the container under the filling nozzle, step on the footswitch, and the machine will automatically unload and complete the quantitative filling process. You can also switch the working mode and switch the foot control to automatic unloading mode (set interval time).

Manual Hand Sanitizer Filling Machine Working Process

For the hand sanitizer bottle filling machine, after the bottle comes in, the cylinder that controls the bottle entering is opened, the bottles automatically enter the filling station, then the cylinder controls bottle entering is closed. The filling nozzle is submerged and filled automatically. After the filling is completed, the cylinder rises and the filling is completed. The bottle-out cylinder is automatically opened to transport the bottles to the next packaging station so that the filling is carried out in batches after a round of repetition.

For different bottle types and calibers, we have installed a bottle fixing device and a bottle-clamping device on the filling machine, which can solve the use of multiple bottle types on one filling machine. In view of the problem of liquid drawing in the user’s product (the liquid flows downwards in a filamentary form when stops filling), we have made a special filling head with an anti-drip device. In view of the filling machine is not easy to clean for a variety of products, our filling machine has a special cleaning program, which greatly reduces the cleaning process, saves labor and a lot of cleaning time.

For automatic hand sanitizer vertical form fill seal machine, it can complete back-sealing, three-side sealing, or four-side sealing. First, the machine’s film-drawing system transports the plastic film to the bag former, the bag is formed, and the bottom edge sealing and back sealing is completed simultaneously quantitative filling, and finally horizontal sealing. Synchronously with horizontal sealing, the finished bags are cut off and cut into single bags or continuous bags.

For the automatic premade pouch hand sanitizer filling machine, firstly put the premade pouches in the bag warehouse, transport the bag to the filling station, and automatically complete the quantitative filling, sealing, coding, and filling process, and finally output the finished bag.

What are the wearing parts of the hand sanitizer packaging machine?

The wearing parts are the sealing ring, fuse, and relay. However, we all have these wearing parts as gifts, which are enough for daily use and maintenance. Under normal circumstances, customers do not need to purchase them separately.

Sywen Packaging has more than 10 years of design and production plans for liquid filling machines. We have customized various complete filling solutions for many hand sanitizer manufacturers. If you are looking for a reliable hand sanitizer filling manufacturer in quality and after-sales service for hand sanitizer production, please contact us.