We Are PDI

Driven by a higher purpose to lead the fight against preventable infections and help save lives.

Because of what we do every day, someone’s Mother, Brother, Father, Son, Sister, Aunt, Uncle, Child or Lover won’t get sick, die or suffer.

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We have a strong heritage of innovation and a commitment to partners, sustainability, and the community.

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History

PDI has a rich history and an even brighter future.

1955

1955

Paquette’s, Inc.

Paquettes, Inc. is founded by Arthur Julius

1957

1957

Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

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

1963

1963

First Alcohol Prep Pad

Invented the first alcohol prep pads.

1966

1966

Robert Julius

Robert Julius takes over as CEO for Nice-Pak.

1977

1977

PDI, a division of Nice-Pak

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

1988

1988

First Disinfecting Wipes

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

1991

1991

#1 Disinfecting Wipe

PDI introduces Super Sani-Cloth® #1 used surface disinfectant germicidal disposable wipe in healthcare.

1995

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

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 Julius

Zachary Julius joins as CEO of PDI.

2003

First Hand Hygiene Wipe

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

2004

2004

Food Marketing Institute Best New Product Award

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

PDI forms a clinical team, focused on bringing infection prevention best practices to customers.

2005

Pharma Room

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

2005

APIC Strategic Partnership

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

2006

2006

First NDA Product

PDI produces its first NDA product, Chlorascrub for Skin Antisepsis.

2007

2007

PDI, Inc.

PDI seperates from Nice-Pak as its own legal entity.

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

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

2008

PDI UK

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

2009

2009

Sani Professional Division

Sani Professional® Division Rebranded

2011

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

Plus Wipes

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

2012

PDI Healthcare

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

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

PDI rebrands Chlorascrub and launches Prevantics® skin antisepsis platform.

2012

World of Wipes Award

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

2013

2013

Innovation Center

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

2014

2014

Expanding to Pharma

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

2015

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 Biodegrable Products Institute (BPI).

2016

2016

BD&L

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

2017

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

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

First Germicidal Spray

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

2017

First Sanitizing Wipe with Listeria Claim

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

2018

2018

New Manufacturing Capability

PDI Contract Manufacturing introduces its first pad in a jar.

2018

Expanding to Surgical Site Infections

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

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.

Partnerships

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