The Padua-based company has joined the battle against the public health emergency by making hand sanitizers.
SAN MARTINO DI LUPARI (PADUA), 23 March 2020. Pettenon Cosmetics S.p.A. S.B. is part of the Agf88 Holding Group and it has been working in the field of professional cosmetics for more than 70 years. As a leading Italian oxidizing emulsion manufacturer with a widespread international distribution network, it is determined to help people to follow essential medical advice and wash their hands regularly in order to restrict the spread of COVID-19.
Therefore, the Padua-based company has decided to utilize part of its production area to make a hydrogen peroxide-based fluid emulsion for use as a rinse-free hand sanitizer. “As soon as the outbreak began, the first thing we asked ourselves was how we could use our know-how and raw material supplies to make a tangible contribution. We started with the product that formed the cornerstone of our reputation in the professional world: oxidizing emulsion. We then developed it to create a moisturizing fluid with a quick-drying sanitizing effect and a slightly creamy texture,” explains Elena M.G. Barbuzzi, the Pettenon Cosmetics S.p.A. S.B. Innovation & R&D Director.
Production is underway at the facility in San Martino di Lupari and all of the precautions required by the recent Italian ministerial decrees have been taken. Unparalleled measures are in place to protect the staff. We have introduced smart-working procedures wherever possible so that our staff can connect to the company network and carry on working as normal from their homes. We have supplied laptops for those who do not have their own. In order to provide additional protection for our staff, since Thursday 19 March they have all been able to count on a special insurance package with dedicated guarantees and services for anyone who tests positive for COVID-19.
The company’s efforts will not stop here. “A number of formats for the sanitizing fluid emulsion have been designed and it will soon be joined by other disinfectant products that are currently under development. They will complement the range of items that now have an essential part to play in preventing infection,” adds Afsoon Neginy, who is Agf88 Holding’s COO – Business. “We have always been renowned for our capacity to respond to the needs of the market promptly.”