hand sanitisers: Asian Paints to make hand sanitisers

Mumbai: India’s largest decorative paints maker Asian Paints on Friday announced that it will start making hand and surface sanitisers under the Viroprotek brand and it will be available in the market from next week.

The sanitiser is being manufactured at Asian Paints’ plant in Ankleshwar, Gujarat and the company has obtained all necessary permissions from authorities.

“Asian Paints has entered into this category to support the Government in its various measures towards Covid-19 relief and address the huge need of hand and surface sanitization in these testing times,” a statement from the company read.

Other brands which started making hand sanitisers after the Covid-19 pandemic spread to India include Dabur, Emami, Patanjali, Nivea India, and Raymond Consumer Care, among several others.

Asian Paints said that it had been working in the health and hygiene space for some time making decorative paints that helped provide bacterial protection.

“We felt it apt to consolidate our portfolio in the hygiene space and address the growing requirement of hand and surface sanitizers for increased protection and assist the government in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.” said Amit Syngle, managing director, Asian Paints Limited.

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Lois C. Ferrara

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