Sanitizing Products are on the Rise as the Ebola Scare Continues

Many companies are expecting to see sales of antibacterial and disinfecting products start to rise due to the recent outbreak of Ebola in the United States. 

As many of our followers already know, Ebola has started to spread in the  U.S.; five people have recovered from the virus, one person that has died, and two hospital workers, including the nurse who visited Ohio earlier this month, are in treatment. Now today, according to an article in the New York Times, “A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus Thursday…”  

With the threat of the virus spreading to other large cities, many citizens have started to take extra precautions when out in public. According to a recent article by Bloomberg,” 52 percent of adults are concerned there will be a large Ebola outbreak inside the U.S. within the year…”  With such a large population of the United States in fear of an outbreak, the sales of preventive materials are expected to rise. Already, DuPont Co. has tripled their production of items used to protect against Ebola and sales of 3M Co.’s respirators are also rising.

washing handsMany Americans are also reaching out to their local drug stores, Wal-Marts, Costco, etc. to purchase antibacterial and disinfecting products in order to prevent germs and bacteria that could contain the virus. Marketwatch.com indicated “Chicago-based market research firm IRI reports that hand-sanitizer sales are up 9.4% for the latest four weeks and 11.1% for the latest 12 weeks through Oct. 5, compared with the same periods last year.”

With top companies like Clorox, Purell, Germ-X and Wet Ones experiencing an increase in sales and stock prices within the last 12 weeks, this leaves an opportunity for sanitizing product packaging companies to help out with the prevention of Ebola. Healthcare closures, including disc tops, twist open closures, Ultra Light, dispensing line, and CRCs (child resistant closures), can help consumers dispense their antibacterial and disinfection products more easily and conveniently when on the go.  The easier for consumers to kill the bacteria and potential threats, the closer we get to help prevent the spread of germs and possibly Ebola.

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Posted by Amanda Thomas