Archroma Starts Production of Hand Sanitizers to Help Fight COVID-19

Archroma starts production of hand sanitizers to help fight COVID-19(Photo courtesy of Archroma)

As part of its active engagement in the fight against COVID-19, Archroma has started bulk production of a new range of hand sanitizers at its Landhi site in Pakistan this May.

The new Kieralon HS range was developed by the R&D team at the Archroma Center of Excellence in Karachi, in line with World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations.

Sanitizers are currently in high demand in Pakistan, such as at hospitals, isolation centers, medical institutes and other healthcare environments, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The use of sanitizers has also been made mandatory in all factories, offices and public places, driving the demand even higher.

The Kieralon HS range is being produced in different grades and concentrations to eliminate a broad range of germs, bacteria and viruses, to cater for various healthcare and hygiene requirements. They also include emollients and display non-stick and quick drying effect, for skin comfort.

In April 2020, Archroma announced the introduction of Mowiplus HPC 9600 in Brazil, which is a new thickener for sanitizing gels, developed to address the global shortage in the thickener traditionally used for sanitizing gels.

Archroma is also actively supporting manufacturers in the production of face masks and medical protective equipment. Its antimicrobial and barrier products in particular are in high demand, and the company is making every effort to assist existing and new customers entering this sector by providing technical knowhow and support.

The company is supporting producers of packaging and paper who are facing high demand for food packaging, as many restaurants have switched to delivery or takeaway, as well as for parcels and boxes supporting online shopping.

Kieralon HS sanitizers are currently available in Pakistan.