Need hand sanitizer? Muc-Off is joining the fight to increase production

Company will create a new range of sanitisers as well as donating products to the NHS & frontline workers

Muc-Off hand sanitizer
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Muc-Off, which is well known for its bicycle and motorbike cleaning products, is turning its attention to fighting the Coronavirus pandemic.

The British firm has outlined two short term goals and explained what it plans to do to meet those goals. Those goals are: Keep the business going with the team intact and take the fight to Covid-19 by supporting front line key workers in the NHS.

Muc-Off has diverted bottle supplies to help producers of sanitisers, while anti-bacterial moisturising creams (known as chamois cream, and normally used for saddle soreness) are being used as moisturisers for ITU nurses to help with chaffing caused by their face masks. Applying moisturising antibacterial chamois cream turned out to be a great first line of defence and so thousands of samples were  dispatched to aid the teams.

The team at Muc-Off have also created a new range of anti-bacterial sanitisers and gels for personal, household and tech care. This new range will be available within three weeks.

Even the R&D team, who usually test chain lube efficiency, have turned their 3D printer to non-stop production of PPE faceguards for local hospitals. The business is also pledging to donate 100,000 anti-bac products to front line NHS workers as part of its project now dubbed “Anti-Bac Fight Back”.

10% of profits from its new range of anti-bac sanitisers & gels  will be donated to the World Health Organisations Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Full details of the Muc-Off Anti-Bac Fight back programme can be found at Muc-Off's website (opens in new tab).

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Paul Douglas
Global Digital Editorial Strategy Director, Future

Paul started his career in publishing 25 years ago, working on a print magazine that consisted mainly of website listings because Google had not yet been invented. He worked in print for over 10 years on various computing titles including .net magazine and the Official Windows Magazine before moving to TechRadar.com in 2008, eventually becoming Global Editor-in-Chief for the brand, overseeing teams in the US, UK and Australia. Following that, Paul has been Global Editor-in-Chief of BikeRadar and T3 (not at the same time) and later Content Director working on T3, TechRadar and Tom's Guide. In 2021, Paul also worked on the launches of FitandWell.com and PetsRadar. Paul is currently Global Digital Editorial Strategy Director at Future.