About BODE

Quality products for preventing infection

Manufacturing more than 400 products at its Hamburg-Stellingen site in Germany, BODE Chemie is one of Europe’s leading suppliers in the fields of disinfection, cleaning, skin care and skin antisepsis. The high-performance hand disinfectants are only one highlight in BODE’s comprehensive range of products, which are used in more than 50 countries around the globe.

Since 2009, BODE has been a wholly owned subsidiary of PAUL HARTMANN AG in Heidenheim, Germany. With the acquisition, both companies have been able to expand their expertise in infection protection. By combining well-proven HARTMANN solutions such as sterile clothing, drapes or customised operating theatre sets with the extensively reviewed disinfectants from BODE, HARTMANN is your one-stop resource for solutions protecting against infection.

Aiming at offering our customers scientifically proven solutions, the HARTMANN SCIENCE CENTER was established in 2011, combining science and practice in infection protection.

Please visit www.hartmann-science-center.com to find out more about the HARTMANN SCIENCE CENTER.

Business Areas

Whether for health care or the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries – our products are suitable for all areas where microbial safety is highest priority.

For all strategic business areas, we offer high-performance products with proven quality and great user benefits.

Health care

Infections belong to the most frequent causes of death throughout the world. Hence, preventing and combating infections plays a central role in health care. Knowledge of necessary hygiene measures and their consistent and systematic implementation with adequate products is the basis for reliable protection against the spread of pathogens. Our preparations for clinics, primary health care, rescue services, in- and outpatient nursing care facilities, etc. are scientifically validated, extensively reviewed, and meet applicable international and national guidelines and recommendations.

Products, which – depending on the area of application – have been tested in accordance with the standards of the European Committee for Standardisation (EN standards) as well as with the German Robert Koch-Institute and other associations, offer maximum safety and efficacy. The wide range of products covers many different microbiological activities, groups of active substances, properties and areas of application.


The quality policy in the industry is intrinsically linked to adhering to staff, production and product hygiene. BODE’s products that follow GMP* and HACCP** principles respectively offer reliable and professional solutions for the high hygienic demands in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries.

As supplier producing in accordance with pharmaceutical law, BODE provides extensively reviewed and sophisticated products adapting to individual processes in a practical and convenient manner.

*GMP = Good Manufacturing Practice

** HACCP = Hazard analysis and critical control points