Product Spotlight - February 2021

Product Spotlight - February 2021

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Surco provides new sanitizer products to fill demand caused by the pandemic 

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last spring, hand sanitizers became essential to help prevent the spread of the virus when handwashing was not an option. However, as the pandemic continued, sanitizers from household brands sold out even before they hit the shelves. The demand vastly outweighed the supply, causing companies all over the country to spring into action to meet the supply shortage. Surco Portable Sanitation Products quickly offered a new Pure Care hand sanitizer line under their Air-Scent International brand.

“At the time of the pandemic outbreak, we immediately went through the government approval process to produce sanitizer for many industries,” says Tonya Ray, account manager for Surco Portable Sanitation Products. “Pure Care kills bacteria and viruses, and prevents spread of viruses by working immediately to kill microorganisms. It is available in bulk to refill just about any dispenser or pump.”

If you can’t wash your hands properly with soap and water, you need hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. FDA-compliant Pure Care hand sanitizer comes in spray, gel and foaming formulations, all of which exceed the 60% alcohol threshold. The strongest variety, Stat80, is an 80% alcohol spray solution, while IPA70 is a 70% alcohol gel solution. Stat62 is a 62% alcohol gel solution, while the foaming variety is a 62% alcohol solution.

All are available in a variety of fragrances, and contain a topical antiseptic that reduces germs, viruses and bacteria that can cause disease. They are available in 1-gallon jugs, 5-gallon buckets, 55-gallon drums and 275-gallon totes. According to Ray, the products are offered in bulk to make refilling dispensers easy and for repackaging to provide a revenue generation opportunity for PROs. The response from the field has also been positive, she says.

“We’ve gotten excellent feedback so far,” Ray says. “Many large portable restroom operators tried it in a smaller amount at first, and later ordered it in drums and totes. We’ve gotten lots of compliments on the fragrance.” 800-556-0111;  www.airscent.com.



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