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Urgent production to supply main hospitals in Belgium amid Covid-19 pandemic

Caldic Benelux supplies raw material Janssen for production handsanitizer
24 March 2020

Caldic supplies pharmaceutical raw materials for hand sanitizer production

With the Covid-19 virus quickly spreading, the demand for disinfectant hand sanitizer has increased significantly in the past few weeks. Caldic Benelux is one of the main suppliers of raw materials for the pharmaceutical production of our long-term customer Janssen Pharmaceutica in Geel, Belgium.

Janssen Pharmaceutica has initiated an emergency production of hand sanitizer during this coronavirus pandemic. Last Sunday they started with this new production to fill the acute shortage in Belgian hospitals. Our company will make additional volumes of pharmaceutical ethanol and other components available to produce disinfectant alcohol.

"We are happy to be able to supply these urgently needed pharmaceutical raw materials in the battle against the coronavirus", says Dries Segers, Business Development Manager Pharma Europe. "During this ongoing crisis we try do do our part and to further support the healthcare industry."

Expectation is to have the first large batch ready today, after which it will be distributed to several hospitals throughout Belgium.