Gel hand sanitiser or liquid hand sanitiser, which is better?

Gel hand sanitiser or liquid hand sanitiser, which is better?

Many of our clients ask us which is better, gel hand sanitiser or liquid? Our answer is simple and always the same. It depends on what you use it for. If you want to clean hard surfaces, the liquid would be the best option. If you want something to carry in your bag that won’t leak, the gel is the better option. Here are a few touchpoints to keep in mind when choosing between gel hand sanitiser or liquid hand sanitsier

Gel hand sanitiser

Gel hand sanitiser is better for travel. As alcohol heats up, it increases in fluidity. This means it flows faster and evaporates quicker. Make no mistake, sanitiser should never be heated! This is simply from body temperature or room temperature increase. Even so, gel hand sanitiser would also become runnier if it was heated. To keep this from happening, keep it out of direct sunlight and heat.

Gel hand sanitiser can also become rancid from the type of binder used. Sometimes, companies use tylose. This is plant-based cellulose binds with the water and alcohol in the sanitiser to create a gel-like agent. Decomposition occurs when coming into contact with air. To keep this from happening, keep your sanitiser out of the sun, use it within two to three weeks from opening and store it in a cool place.

Gel sanitiser is also better for clients with long travel distances. As the liquid would be shaking a lot, this would mean that less evaporation would occur.

Liquid hand sanitiser

Liquid hand sanitiser is more popular among our clients as it can be used for many various applications. From sanitising desks to disinfecting mirrors and any other hard surfaces. The intended use as hand sanitiser comes first, of course. The liquid sanitiser is also used in automated spray stands as it does not clog the nozzles. Some gel hand sanitiser ends up clogging the nozzles and defeats the purposes of the unit being un-attended. Furthermore, We strongly recommend using liquid sanitiser if this has happened to your unit in the past.

Also, the WHO also recommends liquid hand sanitiser!

Liquid hand sanitiser also can be used as a multi-surface disinfectant. One thing to keep in mind is, it contains emoluments! Emoluments keep the hands soft and can leave a greasy residue on hard surfaces like mirrors and computer screens. To avoid this, wipe the surface with a microfibre cloth after cleaning the surface. To conclude, make sure you use the right sanitiser for the chosen purpose.

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