Symrise and Revlon partner to produce hand sanitizer for local hospitals

Beauty specialist/innovator Revlon and Symrise partner to produce and distribute six tons of FDA compliant hand sanitizer for donation to local hospitals to support the Covid-19 response.

Revlon Inc. and Symrise entered into a partnership to support local efforts to tackle the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The companies have leveraged their long-standing partnership to develop, manufacture and distribute hand sanitizer. Looking for ways to support communities in the pandemic, Symrise rapidly re-engineered manufacturing lines to enable the production of a new, FDA compliant formula, while Revlon leveraged existing packaging to bring the product to hospitals and frontline medical workers as quickly as possible. This project forms part of the Symrise approach to supply help in the current situation together with its partners. The joint approach with Revlon proves clearly how joining forces can help ease the situation.

Both companies are working with local governments to support those most in need near Revlon’s Oxford, NC facility as well as Symrise’s Teterboro, NJ facility. Products were distributed to hospitals, front line county workers, police and fire departments, and EMS personnel through North Carolina’s Healthcare Preparedness Coalition and The Chief Officer Of Bergen County’s Executive Branch.

«As the world faces the continued impact of COVID-19, Revlon is proud to have collaborated with our long-time partner Symrise in the production of hand sanitizer to support our local communities. To all the healthcare heroes around the world, thank you, from Revlon,» said Debra Perelman, President and CEO of Revlon.

“The health, well-being and safety of our Symrise associates, external partners as well as those in the local communities we serve are the most important priorities for Symrise, during these challenging times. The entire management board of Symrise expresses their sincere gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to all the health care and frontline workers who put their lives on the line every day in caring for our safety and well-being, now and during other times.” says Achim Daub, Global President Scent & Care, Management Board Symrise AG.

“We feel obliged to help our local communities wherever we can”, says Andreas Steiner, Senior VP Consumer Fragrances, Symrise, North America. “Our ingredient know-how helps us to produce hygienic hand sanitizer for local health support, in New York and New Jersey, among many others around the globe. We would like to thank our long-standing partner Revlon for this important and highly rewarding collaboration during such challenging times.”
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On the photo from left to right:
Mark E. Geller, MD , President and CEO Montefiore Nyack Hospital Andreas Steiner, Senior VP Consumer Fragrances, Symrise, North America

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