Kutol Products Company

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Kutol Products Company, Inc. is a privately held manufacturer of cleaning products founded in 1912 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kutol specializes in hand soaps, hand sanitizers, hair and body washes, industrial hand cleaners, specialty skin care products and dispensing systems. It distributes throughout the United States.


Kutol (pronounced cut-all) began business as a manufacturer of wallpaper cleaner.[1] This pliable, putty-like flour-based material was the foundation for Play-Doh, created in 1955.[2] In 1956, the Rainbow Crafts Company was created to make and sell Play-Doh,[3] and Kutol continued to focus on its core business of powdered hand cleaners. Since that time Kutol has transitioned to focus on liquid and foaming hand soaps.

Family owned and operated for over 70 years, Kutol is currently managed by two third-generation brothers. In 2011, Kutol built a LEED Silver-certified manufacturing facility in Sharonville, Ohio.[4] Today Kutol manufactures hygiene products for industries including education, healthcare, food service, industrial, hospitality and transportation.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Suess (2013-01-24). "Play-Doh began as wall cleaner". Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  2. ^ Walsh, Tim (2005). "Play-doh". Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing. pp. 115–120. ISBN 978-0-7407-5571-2.
  3. ^ Phil Ament. "Play-Doh History - Invention of Play-Doh". Ideafinder.com. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  4. ^ ISSA (2013-04-26). "Kutol Products Profiled by Ohio Secretary of State". Retrieved 2013-10-12.