SZNS ARS 1470:2019 Specification for Hand Sanitisers (Alcohol Based)

E146.03

The alcohol contained within hand sanitizers, when rubbed on the surface of skin is effective in killing 99.9% of dangerous germs on the skin. The type of alcohol used in most hand sanitizers is ethyl alcohol. Ethyl alcohol is the active ingredient in most hand sanitizers. A concentration of 60% to 95% alcohol in hand sanitizing product is recommended. However, there are also non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers which can be effective in killing germs. For instance, Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC) has been proven effective in killing 99.9% of germs. There are also several other non-active ingredients in hand sanitizer, the second most concentrated ingredient is water. Most hand sanitizers also have a form of moisturizer in their sanitizer such as Vitamin E or Aloe, this is to help leave the skin soft after applying. Fragrances and dyes are among some of the other inactive ingredients.

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This standard prescribes the requirements and methods of test for alcohol based instant hand sanitizers. The standard does not cover non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

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Introduction
1 Scope ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2
2 Normative references ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2
3 Definitions and abbreviations ……………………………………………………………………………………. 2
4 Requirements ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2
4.1 General Requirements ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2
4.2 Specific requirements ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
5 Packaging and labelling ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
5.1 Packaging ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
5.2 Labelling ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
6 Sampling and testing ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5
6.1 General …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5
6.2 Sample for inspection…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5
6.3 Sample for testing ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5
Annex A (normative) determination of disinfecting efficacy …………………………………….. 6
Annex B (normative) freedom from visible impurities ……………………………………………….. 9
Annex C (nomrative) determination of dermal irritation …………………………………………… 10
Bibliography ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11

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