(January, 2020) Belgian hygiene and cleaning products maker Christeyns has tripled its production of antibacterial gel, as demand for hydroalcoholic products explodes due to the Coronavirus outbreak. In its factory in the western French city of Vertou, the company has ramped up capacity to allow it to produce three thousand tons of antibacterial gel a year instead of about one thousand normally.
In other Christeyns news, they expanded activities in the Life Science Division with the acquisition of Pliwa, German producer of disinfection products for hospitals and dental care. Although negotiated and signed before the corona crisis, the transaction - which was closed last Friday - will allow Christeyns to increase its production capacity of disinfectants for medical applications. As such the company hopes to provide even better support to the medical sector in these challenging times.