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PDI is dedicated to leading the fight against preventable infections in healthcare, foodservice and our communities. Driven by a commitment to research, quality and service, PDI provides innovative products, educational resources, training and support to help prevent infection transmission and promote health and wellness. 

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History

PDI has a rich history and an even brighter future.

PDI has spearheaded the development of many of the industry’s most important infection prevention solutions, including the first alcohol prep pad and germicidal disposable wipe. Click through our timeline to learn more!

1955

1955 Paquettes Inc. Arthur Julius_0818

1955

Paquette’s, Inc.

Paquettes, Inc. is founded by Arthur Julius

1957

1957 Paquettes evolves to NP_0818

1957

Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

Paquettes Inc. evolves into Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

1963

1960 1st Alcohol Prep Pad_0818

1963

First Alcohol Prep Pad

Invented the first alcohol prep pads for healthcare applications.

1966

1966 RPJ joins AJ at NP_0818

1966

Robert Julius

Robert Julius takes over as CEO for Nice-Pak.

1977

1977 PDI Division of NP Established_0818

1977

PDI, a division of Nice-Pak

PDI, the healthcare division of Nice-Pak, is established.

1988

1991 1st Disinfecting Wipes_0818

1988

Sani-Cloth® Disinfecting Wipes

Sani-Cloth Wipes are the first EPA registered hard surface disinfectant wipes. Sani-Cloth HB is the first disinfectant wipe with a Hepatitis B claim.

1991

1991 Number 1 Super Sani-Cloth_0818

1991

Super Sani-Cloth® Wipe

PDI introduces Super Sani-Cloth, the #1 disinfecting wipe in healthcare.

1995

1995 Manufacturing Improvements 8up_0818

1995

Manufacturing Improvements

PDI perfects the first 8-up alcohol packet machine capable of producing 650 alcohol packs per minute.

2003

2003 NY Plant Expansion_0818

2003

NY Plant Expansion

The NY plant expansion converts 32,000 sq ft of warehouse space into packaging floor opening up areas for a clipper line, two canister lines, and the pharma room.

2003 Zachary CEO PDI_0818

2003

Zachary Julius

Zachary Julius joins as CEO of PDI.

2003 1st Hand Hygiene Wipe Sani-Dex_0818

2003

Hand Hygiene Wipe

PDI introduces Sani-Dex ALC (now Sani-Hands® brand), the first antimicrobial hand wipe with a gel formula.

2004

2004 Food Mktng Inst. Award Sani-Cart_0818

2004

Sani-Cart Wipe

SaniCart Wipe is the first disinfectant wipe for shopping cart handles and child seats to market, receiving the Food Marketing Institute Best New Product Award for 2004.

2005

2005 Clinical Team Formed_1018 October 5, 2018

2005

Clinical Team

PDI elevates its clinical investments, focused on bringing infection prevention best practices to customers.

2006 1st NDA Chlorascrub_0818

2005

Pharma Room

The NY pharma room is commissioned with the approval of PDI’s first NDA product Chlorascrub, later renamed Prevantics®.

2005 APIC Strat Partner_0818

2005

APIC Strategic Partnership

PDI begins its partnership with Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC).

2006

2006 1st NDA Chlorascrub_0818

2006

First NDA Product

PDI produces Chlorascrub (now Prevantics®) for Skin Antisepsis.

2007

2007 PDI Forms as Seperate Legal Entity_1018

2007

PDI, Inc.

PDI incorporated as an independent platform focused on infection prevention.

2007 New Mfg Capa_RCM Capa_0818

2007

New Manufacturing Capability

NY Plant installs the first RCM crossfolder to support a key new PDI Contract Manufacturing partnership. There are currently 10+ RCM crossfolders operating between PDI and NicePak worldwide

2008

2008 Expanded Sales Team_1018

2008

Expanded Sales Team

PDI Healthcare invests significantly in an expanded sales team to better serve customers as a trusted partner in infection prevention.

2008 PDI UK_1018

2008

PDI UK

PDI UK is established, giving PDI a footprint in Europe.

2009

2009 Sani Pro Rebrand_0818

2009

Sani Professional Division

Sani Professional® Division Rebranded

2011

2011 WOW Sani-Cloth AF_0818

2011

World of Wipes Award

PDI Healthcare wins World of Wipes Award for Sani-Cloth® AF, the first germicidal wipe to balance patient expectations with healthcare worker needs.

2012

2012 Pluswipes Acquired_1018

2012

Plus Wipes

PDI UK acquires Plus Wipes, further expanding its footprint in the European market.

2012 PDI Rebrand Be The Diff Day_0818

2012

PDI Healthcare

PDI Healthcare division rebranded; June 18 deemed Rockland County “Be The Difference” Day.

2012 Manufacturing Improvements Prevantics_0818

2012

Manufacturing Improvements

NY Plant installs new packaging packet line, quadrupling the output of Prevantics® swabs and a significant improvement in packet manufacturing.

2012 New Skin Antisepsis Platform_Prevantics_0818

2012

New Skin Antisepsis Platform

PDI rebrands Chlorascrub and launches Prevantics® skin antisepsis platform.

2012 WOW Table Turners Sanitizing_0818

2012

World of Wipes Award

Sani Professional® launches the first pre-moistened disposable wipes in a softpack for sanitizing food contact surfaces and wins World of Wipes Award.

2013

2013 Innovation Center_1018

2013

Innovation Center

PDI invests in a new, state of the art innovation center focused on bringing advanced infection prevention solutions to market.

2014

PDI Contract Mfg Logo_1600x800

2014

Expanding to Pharma

PDI Contract Manufacturing, in conjunction with leading pharmaceutical company, begins to develop its first pharmaceutical product.

2015

2015_2016 1st Compostable Dry Towel_0818

2015

First Compostable Dry Towel

Sani Professional® launches a foodservice towel in a perforated roll form; the first and only compostable dry towel certified by Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI).

2016

2016 BD&L Team_1018_V2

2016

BD&L

PDI forms a Business Development and Licensing team to further expand its infection prevention innovation offering.

2017

2017 2nd Pharma Room_0818

2017

Second Pharma Room

NY converts 1300 sq feet of production space to a second pharma room in support of PDI Contract Manufacturing’s first prescription drug product

2017 USP Purified Water System_0818

2017

USP Purified Water System

NY commissions the largest USP purified water system on the East coast capable of producing 80 gallons per minute with redundant equipment trains and fully hot water sanitizable.

2017 Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray_0818

2017

First Germicidal Spray

PDI Healthcare introduces its first germicidal spray, Sani-Prime™ – a true 1 minute disinfectant with proprietary Acceloquat™ formulation.

2017 Sanitizing Wipe with Listeria Claim_0818

2017

First Sanitizing Wipe with Listeria Claim

Sani-Professional® launches the first pre-moistened no-rinse sanitizing wipes effective against Listeria.

2018

First Rx_ContractManufacturing_2018Timeline

2018

First Rx Product

PDI Contract Manufacturing produces its first commercial Rx Wipe

2018 Pad in a Jar_0818

2018

New Manufacturing Capability

PDI Contract Manufacturing introduces its first pad in a jar.

2018 Expand Surgical Site Infections_Profend_0818

2018

Expanding to Surgical Site Infections

PDI Healthcare launches Profend® brand to address surgical site infections.

2018 New HQ_1_0818

2018

New Headquarters

PDI moves its world headquarters to Woodcliff Lake, NJ. The 90,000 square foot space features state of the art labs, customer experience area, and next generation associate area designed to promote collaboration.

2019

Sani-24-Germicidal-Spray Image September 2019

2019

Sani-24® Germicidal Spray

PDI Healthcare introduces the first, and only EPA-registered disinfectant with the ability to control HAI-causing microorganisms with Continuously Active Disinfection for up to 24 hours.

Sani-HyPerCide_WeArePDI September 2019

2019

Sani-HyPerCide™ Germicidal Spray

PDI Healthcare introduces the only Hydrogen Peroxide sporicidal RTU spray designed to protect against HAI causing microorganisms, including Clostridium diffcile 

Innovation Tru-D

2019

Tru-D® SmartUVC

PDI acquires majority share of Tru-D® SmartUVC, a pioneer in the UVC disinfection industry, and maker of the first UVC robot.

Partnerships

We continuously invest in industry partnerships that share our goal of reducing preventable infections.