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Arthur Julius establishes Nice-Pak, which quickly becomes the global leader in pre-moistened wipes for the consumer, healthcare, commercial and contract packaging markets.
First Production Facility
Nice-Pak opens its first production facility and ships the Wet-Nap® moist towelette.
Robert Julius, son of Arthur, takes the helm.
PDI is established as the healthcare division of Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
PDI invents the disinfecting wipe category with the introduction of Sani-Cloth®, the first surface disinfectant germicidal disposable wipe approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
PDI introduces Super Sani-Cloth® #1 used surface disinfectant germicidal disposable wipe in healthcare
PDI invents the first antimicrobial alcohol gel hand wipe.
Partnership with APIC
PDI begins its partnership with Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC). PDI expands; moves into Annex Building on Nice-Pak campus in Orangeburg, NY.
Zachary Julius, son of Robert and grandson of Arthur – assumes leadership of the three PDI divisions: Healthcare, Commercial and Contract.
PDI Introduces Chlorascrub™
(Now PDI Prevantics®) - the first 3.15% Chlorhexidine Gluconate / 70% Isopropyl Alcohol skin antiseptic.
the Champions Kit
PDI partners with APIC to introduce The Champions Kit, An educational tool for Infection Preventionists (IP) to help IPs achieve zero healthcare-associated infections. PDI is incorporated as a separate company.
Wins World of Wipes Award
PDI wins World of Wipes Award for first germicidal wipe to balance patient expectations with healthcare worker needs.
Be the Difference
PDI launches Be The Difference™ and new corporate brand to publicly reinforce the company’s commitment to Infection Prevention by helping healthcare professionals Be The Difference in everyday Infection Prevention in healthcare and other public environments.
PDI launches Prevantics® skin antisepsis platform.
We value our partnerships with leading industry organizations and continuously invest in clinically relevant relationships that share the mutual goal of reducing preventable infections.
PDI is proud of the recognition we have received from our partners over the years.
Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) Partnership Award
McKesson Supplier of the Year Award
NDC 2014 Vendor of the Year Award
June 18th proclaimed PDI Be The Difference Day in Rockland County, NY
Medassets, Platinum Supplier Award
RBA Pinnacle Manufacturers Award for Business Excellence
MedAssets Medical Surgical Program Bronze Supplier Award