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Ecolab launches two new hand sanitizers in Europe to answer exponential demand 

June 24, 2020
Your Business in Safe Hands

Wallisellen, Switzerland – June 24, 2020 – In response to the pandemic, Ecolab, the global leader in water, food safety and infection prevention solutions and services, has increased its production capacity seven fold in Europe to provide customers with critical hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant solutions to help prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.   

As businesses across Europe are reopening and welcoming employees and customers back, Ecolab is introducing two new hand sanitizers to help meet demand, putting customers’ business in safe hands. Skinman Soft Protect FF and Manodes GP, have been developed according to EN 1500 norm to be used in any settings and have proven efficacy at removing the viruses and germs from hands including the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Skinman Soft Protect FF has a virucidal claim (EN 14476) and the product is qualified and registered for use in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Both products are available in 20 litres canisters, helping reduce plastic waste by 64 percent compared with single use 100ml bottles. Decanting kits and dispensers have been created specifically for these products to offer maximum flexibility of use.  

“Hand hygiene is one the most effective actions anyone can take to reduce the spread of the virus, “ said Sam de Boo, president Western Europe at Ecolab. “We have launched these two new solutions in record times to be able to supply in large quantities all businesses that need efficacious and quality hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of their staff and customers as they return to their normal activities.”   

According to market researchers at Adobe Analytics, the demand for hand sanitizer has increased by 1400 percent between December 2019 and March 2020 as healthcare facilities, food processing plants, supermarkets and restaurants amongst others improve hygiene measures to provide a safe environment.  

In this critical time, Ecolab has geared up its support to all customers to ensure they can comply with hygiene measures and provide reassurance to employees and customers that return to their premises.  

Find more information about Skinman Soft Protect FF and Manodes GP here.

Ecolab can help businesses determine which disinfectant products, training and compliance education opportunities exist to safely reopen and combat coronavirus. Industry-specific expertise, resources and information and the most recent information on COVID-19 can be found here:


About Ecolab 

A trusted partner at nearly three million commercial customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 45,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. 

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