Schütz is part of the BASF ‘Helping Hands’ initiative

BASF has taken an unbureaucratic approach to the demand for more disinfectant amidst the Corona virus pandemic and is providing disinfectant free of charge to hospitals in the Rhein-Neckar metropolitan region as part of its “Helping Hands” project. Schütz welcomes this exemplary project and is supporting its long-standing customer by supplying every second IBC for this project free of charge.

As hand disinfectant has not been part of BASF’s product range in the past, all legal and technical conditions had to be met at the temporary production at the group’s main site in Ludwigshafen.

Along with the necessary know-how, the company also had some of the raw materials for production, and sourced further materials required externally.

The IBCs supplied by Schütz comply with the latest packaging safety requirements for sensitive hygiene products. To facilitate the additional capacities and ensure the necessary supply security, production at the headquarters in Selters is now running at full speed on the weekends. “With ‘Helping Hands’, we are implementing another important project together in our long-standing partnership with BASF. We are pleased to be able to help“, said Veit Enders, Management of Schütz, about this project.

As an environmentally friendly bonus, the IBCs are collected free of charge from end users by the Schütz Ticket Service and recycled internally as part of the sustainable reconditioning process.

The demand is so high that BASF is now successively expanding its production and supply scope: after initially supplying hospitals with intensive care and ventilation facilities, the disinfectants are now also being supplied to medical practices. Depending on current daily availability, BASF intends to gradually roll out supplies to other areas of the health care system in the Rhein-Neckar region.