Manufacturers “working overtime” to keep up with demand for disinfectants during Covid-19 outbreak

Household and commercial product manufacturers are working to prevent the spread of Covid-19, says the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA).

According to a statement by HCPA CEO Steve Caldeira, companies that manufacture disinfectant products are working hard to keep up with demand. He said: "The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a list of disinfectants for use against Covid-19.

"Manufacturers of these products, such as kitchen and bathroom disinfectants, as well as the companies that make hand sanitiser, are significantly increasing production to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

"These companies have instituted best practices to keep employees safe while working overtime to keep up with demand and bring these products to market. These efforts have helped to reduce shortages in cleaning products on store shelves, which are critical to protecting lives and the wellbeing of families at this time.

"HCPA member companies manufacture and sell $180 billion of products annually that are used for cleaning, protecting, maintaining and disinfecting homes and commercial environments, and they are committed to continuing operations in the event of a national emergency to mitigate the consequences of the outbreak."

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