Alcohol free hand sanitizer
I found a dead thread about this topic that didn't help me much, but I would like to share what I have learnt looking for an acceptable hand sanitizer for my Muslim clients (or those serving the Muslim community).
As far as having your products used in an Halaal setting, ethanol is not a problem. But there are some origins of ethanol that would be a problem. First grape based ethanol is a big no. Then following any alcohol that was manufactured for drinking. So coal based ethanol is your best bet, but fermented alcohols could also be considered fine, as long as it isn't from grapes or made for drinking.
Also non of your products should be animal based. For example if you are going to use glycerine it should be plant based.
Some Muslim certification bodies might have a problem with ethanol, but one can always use propanol. It hasn't been a problem to those I've spoken to, but it could. I would also then recommend using the wording propanol instead of something like propyl alcohol, especially if the person you are dealing with doesn't know much about chemistry.
In the end there doesn't seem to be an alcohol free hand sanitizer that I could come across, but also my perceived need for one was wrong.