Our Story

A Family Company with a  Broad Reach

Cetylite was founded as a molded plastics company in 1945 before shifting their focus to cleaning and disinfecting supplies in 1947. The company engineered the world’s first concentrate formula for disinfecting instruments and hard surfaces in 1955—Cetylcide Disinfectant Concentrate— a revolutionary product that eliminated the need for distilled water for dilution of the solution. During the following five decades, the company evolved into one of the most recognizable manufacturers of aerosols, liquids and gels for the healthcare industry. During this time, the diverse line of products has grown to include prescription topical anesthetics, infection protection products, and other complementary dental products. While this perpetual dedication to innovation has reshaped the Cetylite product line, the company remains a third generation family owned business. Our corporate headquarters is located in Pennsauken, NJ.