A multi-generational, family-owned company dedicated to Be The Difference®

Leadership

A History

Grounded In Innovation

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  1. Nice-Pak

    1955

    Arthur Julius establishes Nice-Pak, which quickly becomes the global leader in pre-moistened wipes for the consumer, healthcare, commercial and contract packaging markets.

  2. First Production Facility

    1957

    Nice-Pak opens its first production facility and ships the Wet-Nap® moist towelette.

  3. Robert Julius

    1966

    Robert Julius, son of Arthur, takes the helm.

  4. Healthcare Division

    1977

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

  5. Sani-Cloth® Brand

    1988

    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).

  6. Super Sani-Cloth®

    1991

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

  7. Sani-Hands®

    2003

    PDI invents the first antimicrobial alcohol gel hand wipe.

  8. Partnership with APIC

    2005

    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.

  9. Zachary Julius

    2006

    Zachary Julius, son of Robert and grandson of Arthur, assumes leadership of the three PDI divisions: Healthcare, Commercial and Contract.

  10. Chlorascrub™

    2006

    PDI Introduces Chlorascrub (now PDI Prevantics®) - the first 3.15% Chlorhexidine Gluconate / 70% Isopropyl Alcohol skin antiseptic.

  11. the Champions Kit

    2007

    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.

  12. World of Wipes Award

    2011

    PDI wins World of Wipes Award for first germicidal wipe to balance patient expectations with healthcare worker needs.

  13. Be the Difference®

    2012

    PDI launches Be The Difference tagline 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.

  14. Prevantics® Device Swab

    2014

    PDI launches the Prevantics Device Swab, the first and only 3.15% CHG / 70% IPA Solution for Device Disinfection.

  15. Easy Screen® Cleaning Wipes

    2016

    PDI Introduces Easy Screen® Cleaning Wipes for Touchscreen surfaces.

  16. Sani-Prime™ Germicidal Spray

    2017

    PDI launches its first ready to use germicidal spray, Sani-Prime, with a 1 Minute Overall Kill Time.

  17. Profend® SSI Platform & Insight™ Program

    2018

    PDI introduces its new Profend platform, targeting surgical site infections, with the launch of the Profend Nasal Decolonization Kit. <br>PDI introduces the Insight program, a value added service designed to identify opportunities to optimize infection prevention protocols within healthcare facilities.</br>

Partnerships

We value our partnerships with leading industry organizations and continuously invest in clinically relevant relationships that share the mutual goal of reducing preventable infections. 

Awards

PDI is proud of the recognition we have received from our partners over the years.

2015

Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) Partnership Award
McKesson Supplier of the Year Award
NDC 2014 Vendor of the Year Award

2012

June 18th proclaimed PDI Be The Difference Day in Rockland County, NY
Medassets, Platinum Supplier Award

2011

RBA Pinnacle Manufacturers Award for Business Excellence

2010

MedAssets Medical Surgical Program Bronze Supplier Award

Corporate Responsibility Report