HMG Paints Increases Sanitizer Production as UK Businesses Reopen

U.K. coatings manufacturer HMG Paints has expanded production of hand sanitizer to meet demand during business reopenings.


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Dr. Kershaw of Hospice holding hand sanitizer donations from HMG Paints.

Independent coatings manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. (Manchester, U.K.) has expanded production capabilities on its 70% alcohol-containing hand sanitizer. HMG has been providing key workers, care providers and charities with hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic since a national shortage was announced. Authorized by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), First Thing Sanitizer is available in boxes of 250-mL bottles as well as 5-liter refills.

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Managing director John Falder notes that HSE approval to manufacture and supply the sanitizer led to its increase in production. HMG customers in the U.K. can expect fast delivery and continuous supplies as businesses begin to reopen, says Falder. Priority will be given to essential services to critical industries, such as pharmaceutical, packaging, health, transport, utilities and defense throughout the current situation; however, the company has capacity to support anyone who is still in need of sanitizer supplies.

According to the company, paints made by HMG are also being used during the current crisis. Its commercial, industrial and decorative coatings are being used on everything from hospital beds, workbenches, communication equipment, the Nightingale temporary hospitals and buildings to the trucks and commercial vehicles keeping goods moving across the country.