Austin, TX – As schools and business reopen this fall the demand for Alcohol-based Hand Rubs (ABHR) and disinfectants continue to soar, further taxing an already over-burdened ethanol market. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lab Alley has been providing sanitizing and disinfectant chemicals to hospitals, healthcare, personal care/health & beauty/cosmetics, healthcare workers, first responders, medical providers, universities, governments, businesses, and consumers.

Schools and businesses across America are using Lab Alley products to routinely clean and disinfect to maintain a safe environment. 60% and higher Ethanol is one of the most recommended ingredients by the CDC for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households, schools, and other community settings.

After the FDA issued its warning against hand sanitizers containing Methanol, the demand for Denatured Ethanol (Reagent grade material with small percentages of IPA and Methanol) dropped off considerably and demand for the non-denatured food grade Ethanol has increased. Currently, there is a major shortage of non-denatured ethanol in the U.S. There is not enough Ethanol, in particular, Pure Non-Denatured Food Grade Ethanol, to supply the current demands for American schools and businesses.

“The shortage has been a challenge”, admits Fred Elabed, CEO of Lab Alley, LLC, “but we are working hard to get these products into the hands of our fellow Americans. We have been successful in meeting the needs of our customers from the average consumer to top government agencies and everyone in between”.

Lab Alley also supplies another, less popular Ethanol, SDA (Specially Denatured Ethanol). Since it requires a permit to purchase in quantities of more than 5 gallons, it is more of a niche market than the non-denatured Ethanol. Hand Sanitizer and Personal Care manufacturers and suppliers that have the SDA permit and purchase in bulk to making their hand sanitizer and or personal care products are using SDA Ethanol as an ingredient. SDA Ethanol is mostly purchased in bigger bulk quantities such as 270-gallon totes and 6500-gallon tanker trucks making it a cost-prohibitive and storage concerns for the normal American businesses, governments, and schools. Lab Alley has been providing SDA Ethanol to these companies during this critical time and will continue to do so.  

Lab Alley continues to provide ALL the categories of Ethanol - Non-Denatured/Pure, Denatured/Reagent, and SDA from smaller sizes such as 1-liter bottles to much bigger sizes like 270-gallon totes. Everything is in stock and being shipped to American schools, businesses, and government entities each day! By providing crucial raw materials and chemicals that produce antiviral products and virus disinfectants, Lab Alley is helping the U.S. to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to Ethanol, many of the other chemicals sold by Lab Alley can also help to contain the spread of COVID-19, such as sodium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide, hydrochloric acid, thymol, sodium chloride, sodium hypochlorite, citric acid, benzalkonium chloride, glycerin, and isopropyl alcohol. These high-quality chemicals that go into virus disinfectants can be ordered in 500-mL, 1-liter and 1-gallon bottles, 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums and 270-gallon totes online at The ability to offer a wide variety of sizes has helped Lab Alley meet the increasing demand for alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) ingredients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lab Alley is an “essential business” during COVID-19 providing sanitizing and disinfectant chemicals to hospitals, healthcare, personal care/health & beauty/cosmetics, healthcare workers, first responders, medical providers, universities, governments, businesses, and consumers.

Disclaimer: Lab Alley makes no representations, warranties or covenants, either express or implied, or arising by statute, usage or trade, custom or otherwise, of any kind with respect to the products we carry.

About Lab Alley

Lab Alley LLC is a woman-owned small business enterprise that supplies laboratory chemicals and reagents, laboratory chemical solvents, and laboratory consumablesto Healthcare, Personal Care/Health & Beauty/Cosmetics, Biotech, Life Science, Pharmaceutical, R&D, Laboratory, Industrial, Academia/Education, CBD/Hemp, and Government Agencies. We actively market our product portfolio to customers within our targeted market segments. Our chemicals and reagents categories include Ethanol, Solvents, Acids, Bases and Caustics, Buffers, Salts and Inorganic Chemicals, and Solutions.

Lab Alley also supplies raw materials for Antivirals, Disinfectants, and Hand Sanitizer Ingredients, and other chemicals and reagents.

Located in the heart of Austin, Texas, Lab Alley was established with the express goal of offering a cohesive buying experience for laboratories throughout the country and around the world. Our extensive product line and diverse branding are uniquely fitted to meet the needs of our customers. Our comprehensive product website and trained staff are adept at finding the perfect solution for each customer.

For a complete listing of our product portfolio please visit our website at