Paquettes, Inc. is founded by Arthur Julius
As a leading manufacturer of wet wipes, we provide the highest quality support along with turnkey solutions and manufacturing services to handle all your needs.
For over 60 years, PDI Contract Manufacturing has partnered with leading consumer brands and pharma companies to deliver products in alternate delivery systems. We have grown from a single facility in NY to a global organization. Our innovative history with wet wipes began in New York in 1957 as Nice-Pak Products by the Julius Family. The Julius family continues to be the driving force today, positioning the company for continued market leadership and growth.
We are the front runner in the development of wet wipes in new markets as a strategic partner to our branded customers.
PDI has a rich history and an even brighter future
Paquettes, Inc. is founded by Arthur Julius
Paquettes Inc. evolves into Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
Invented the first alcohol prep pads.
Robert Julius takes over as CEO for Nice-Pak.
PDI, the healthcare division of Nice-Pak, is established.
Sani-Cloth Wipes are the first EPA registered hard surface disinfectant wipes. Sani HB is the first disinfectant wipe with a Hepatitis B claim.
PDI introduces Super Sani-Cloth® #1 used surface disinfectant germicidal disposable wipe in healthcare.
PDI perfects the first 8-up alcohol packet machine capable of producing 650 alcohol packs per minute.
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.
Zachary Julius joins as CEO of PDI.
PDI introduces Sani-Dex ALC (now Sani-Hands® brand), the first antimicrobial hand wipe with a gel formula.
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.
PDI forms a clinical team, focused on bringing infection prevention best practices to customers.
The NY pharma room is commissioned with the approval of PDI’s first NDA product Chlorascrub, later renamed Prevantics®.
PDI begins its partnership with Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC).
PDI produces its first NDA product, Chlorascrub for Skin Antisepsis.
PDI separates from Nice-Pak as its own legal entity.
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
PDI Healthcare invests significantly in an expanded sales team to better serve customers as a trusted partner in infection prevention.
PDI UK is established, giving PDI a footprint in Europe.
Sani Professional® Division Rebranded
PDI Healthcare wins World of Wipes Award for Sani-Cloth® AF, the first germicidal wipe to balance patient expectations with healthcare worker needs.
PDI UK acquires Plus Wipes, further expanding its footprint in the European market.
PDI Healthcare division rebranded; June 18 deemed Rockland County “Be The Difference” Day.
NY Plant installs new packaging packet line, quadrupling the output of Prevantics® swabs and a significant improvement in packet manufacturing.
PDI rebrands Chlorascrub and launches Prevantics® skin antisepsis platform.
Sani Professional® launches the first pre-moistened disposable wipes in a softpack for sanitizing food contact surfaces and wins World of Wipes Award.
PDI invests in a new, state of the art innovation center focused on bringing advanced infection prevention solutions to market.
PDI Contract Manufacturing, in conjunction with leading pharmaceutical company, begins to develop its first pharmaceutical product.
Sani Professional® launches a foodservice towel in a perforated roll form; the first and only compostable dry towel certified by Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI).
PDI forms a Business Development and Licensing team to further expand its infection prevention innovation offering.
NY converts 1300 sq feet of production space to a second pharma room in support of PDI Contract Manufacturing’s first prescription drug product
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.
PDI Healthcare introduces its first germicidal spray, Sani-Prime™ – a true 1 minute disinfectant with proprietary Acceloquat™ formulation.
Sani-Professional® launches the first pre-moistened no-rinse sanitizing wipes effective against Listeria.
PDI Contract Manufacturing produces its first commercial Rx Wipe
PDI Contract Manufacturing introduces its first pad in a jar.
PDI Healthcare launches Profend® brand to address surgical site infections.
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.
PDI Healthcare introduces the first, and only EPA-registered disinfectant with the ability to control HAI-causing microorganisms with Continuously Active Disinfection for up to 24 hours.
PDI Healthcare introduces the only Hydrogen Peroxide sporicidal ready to use spray designed to provide protection against HAI causing microorganisms, including Clostridium diffcile.
Over 2,800 employees worldwide and 3,000,000+ square feet of manufacturing and distribution.