Huntsman Textile Effects Produces Hand Sanitizer in Indonesia to Help Combat COVID-19
Four Huntsman sites globally are now producing hand sanitizer for donation
JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Huntsman Textile Effects manufacturing site in Gandaria, near Jakarta, has become the fourth Huntsman location to begin production of hand sanitizer for donation amid the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Huntsman will deliver 4,000 tons of medical-grade hand sanitizer to the University of Indonesia each month for the next six months. The 24 metric tons of bulk product will be re-packed and labelled by the University for distribution to hospitals, health centers and workers on the frontlines of the pandemic across the nation.
Besides Gandaria, Huntsman is also producing hand sanitizer in Alabama, USA, Monthey, Switzerland, and Melbourne, Australia as part of the corporation’s international Covid-19 response.
Andry K. Wicaksono, Gandaria Site Leader Huntsman Textile Effects, said: “We are grateful to be able to cooperate with the University of Indonesia to help fill an urgent community need and support Indonesia’s fight against this pandemic. At the same time, we continue to work with textile and apparel manufacturers in Indonesia and around the region as they shift their production priorities to help mitigate the social and economic impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic."
Dr. Mahdi Jufri, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Indonesia, said: “As demand for hand sanitizer has soared in Indonesia, this is the time for us to come together and do what we can to support our dedicated frontline workers. We thank Huntsman for joining us in this important effort.”
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About Huntsman Textile Effects
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes, chemicals and digital inks to the textile and related industries. With operations in more than 90 countries and seven primary manufacturing facilities in six countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand), Huntsman Textile Effects is uniquely positioned to provide prompt and expert technical service wherever our customers are based. Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are at the heart of what we do. We use cutting edge technology to develop solutions and create innovative products with intelligent effects such as durable water repellents, color fastness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption. For more information about Huntsman Textile Effects, please visit www.huntsman.com/textile_effects.
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