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In an uncertain world, the need for sanitiser driven by COVID-19 is certain to remain. Achieving the desired viscosity of sanitising gel can be challenging, and there are only a few thickeners like acrylates, a group of chemical compounds, that are suitable.

Sappi Valida, a natural cellulose product offers a natural alternative for the formulation of more skin- and planet-friendly solutions. A highly fibrillated cellulose, Valida is a 100% natural, biodegradable and sustainable material derived from renewable woodfibre.

It can be used successfully as an opacifier and thickener in sanitising gels and offers several unique additional benefits, including:

  • Superior skin feel and moisturising qualities
  • Unique texture
  • High safety standards in terms of skin irritation, sensitisation, blockage and penetration – has passed cosmetics ingredient safety studies including those by SGS, a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

Do you want to find out more about Sappi Valida in hand sanitiser, or want to test how Valida works in your formulation? Email us at