A manufacturer is producing hand sanitizer – something it does not regularly make – at its Washington facility for the state of New Jersey, and its neighbor New York, free of charge.
BASF Corp. said Wednesday the production will help to meet increased demands to aid efforts to combat COVID-19 in the hard-hit states.
The Washington location is the first of the company’s in the U.S. to supply hand sanitizer.
It will make about 3,500 gallons, BASF said, for hospitals and government agencies in New Jersey and New York, as well as for other BASF locations across the country.
Following the Helping Hands campaign launch in Germany, BASF is now following suit worldwide producing and donating hand sanitizers to health care facilities and other institutions.
“Our dedicated team has been working tirelessly to launch this production line to help ease the critical shortage of disinfecting agent needed to fight COVID-19,” said Vice President for Home and Personal Care in North America Daniele Piergentili.
The North American affiliate of BASF SE, BASF Corp. is headquartered in Florham Park.