Resins company produces vital disinfectant for Germany’s largest intensive care provider.


Hand sanitizer to be donated
each month

allnex, an Advent portfolio company based in Frankfurt, Germany, is helping to tackle the country’s acute shortage of hand sanitizers – a vital weapon in the fight against Covid-19.
As the pandemic increased demand for hand sanitizer throughout Europe, the German Chemical Association (VCI) and European Chemical Association (ECHA) encouraged their members to help by supplying sanitizing solution to public healthcare systems and other institutions.
The allnex facility at Hamburg was already manufacturing a hand sanitizing solution to provide for the needs of its own employees, having found it had the right chemicals on site to produce it. The company quickly contacted officials to offer wider support.
allnex established contact with DFG-Bonitas – Germany’s largest outpatient intensive care provider, and also part of the Advent portfolio. DFG-Bonitas explained it was urgently attempting to meet demand for an additional 3,600 liters of hand sanitizer every month, which allnex has now pledged to donate.
The first batch of hand sanitizer destined for DFG-Bonitas – a total of 260 kg – was manufactured, packaged and made ready for shipment on April 1. Internationally, seven further allnex sites have started formulating hand sanitizer both to meet the needs of its employees and donate to local community organizations.
In another initiative, allnex leadership has created a dedicated team to organize a donation plan for its biggest sites to take action in their communities. As part of this plan, each site controls dedicated funds to donate to a local small business of its choice that has been severely economically impacted by the pandemic.
allnex is a leading producer of coating resins and additives for architectural, industrial, protective, automotive and special purpose coatings and inks. With 33 manufacturing facilities, 23 research and technology support centers and five joint ventures, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries.