Mundelein, Illinois-based Medline introduces new lighter, thinner 475-ml bottle made with 25% less plastic for Sterillium Comfort Gel waterless hand sanitizers

MUNDELEIN, Illinois , January 5, 2012 (press release) – Medline Industries, Inc., in partnership with BODE Chemie, today announced the introduction of a new sustainable package for Sterillium(R) Comfort Gel, one of the world's leading waterless hand sanitizers. The new package was designed with 25 percent less plastic. The new design features a lighter, thinner bottle which reduces the amount of raw materials required in production and results in significant energy savings -- enough to heat approximately 60 homes a year.

Sterillium Comfort Gel in the new sustainable 475 ml package is now available to hospitals, post-acute care facilities, homecare providers and other healthcare related entities throughout the United States.

About Sterillium(R) Comfort Gel

Used in leading healthcare facilities throughout the United States, Sterillium Comfort Gel is a scientifically tested alcohol-based antiseptic hand gel shown to increase skin hydration by 14 percent. Sterillium is manufactured exclusively for Medline by BODE Chemie for distribution throughout North America.

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care dealers, agencies and major retail outlets. Recently named one of the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare," Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line, clinical programs and cost management services. For more information, visit www.medline.com .

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