The leading specialty chemicals company Solvay, announced that its Peroxides unit has donated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to more than 200 hospitals, pharmacies and companies in Belgium. The company also help them to produce more than 150,000 liters of hand sanitizer.
- Hand sanitizer a critical need by health professionals.
- Solvay also donated hydrogen peroxide to the Belgian Civil Protection, who is now producing 15,000 liters per day for use by emergency services, such as police and firefighters.
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are effective in preventing the spread of the virus, as the primary channel of transmission appears to be through contact between the hands and mouth.
- The WHO official formulation for hand sanitizer calls for a small amount of 3% H2O2 which is added for an initial biological decontamination.
- H2O2 is efficient in combating germs, including bacteria and viruses.
In April 2020, in response to urgent needs by medical professionals for protective equipment to combat COVID-19, Solvay is supplying high-performance, medical-grade transparent film to Boeing for its production of face shields.
February 2020, Solvay and PDI Healthcare collaborate on disinfectant resistance testing of specialty polymers. In collaboration with Solvay, PDI Healthcare conducted performance and cosmetic tests on multiple Solvay high-performance specialty polymers. Several PDI disinfectants, including Sani-24®, Sani-HyPerCide, Sani-Prime®, and Super Sani-Cloth®, were used to test Solvays Specialty Polymers.
Solvay, headquartered in Brussels, is a leading advanced material and specialty chemical company. The company has more than 26,800 employees in 61 countries. The companys products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil & gas extraction.