, headquartered in Tamm, Germany, has converted selected production assets to the manufacture of disinfectant – using equipment normally dedicated to digital printing inks.
Marabu formulated a hand and surface sanitizer that meets World Health Organization standards.
The company is giving some of the products to its own staff but donating the vast majority free of charge to the RKH hospital in the nearby city of Ludwigsburg.
“With this donation, we want to help those people who are working selflessly and beyond their limits to provide outstanding care to our fellow citizens," Marabu CEO York Boeder said.
In addition to producing its own disinfectant, Marabu’s international subsidiaries have provided more than 2,000 protective masks, including FFP2 masks.
These will also be donated to the hospital.
Furthermore, Marabu will provide a wide range of its Creative Colours – including markers and paints for arts and crafts – to the day-care center and playroom at the children’s wing at the RKH in Ludwigsburg.
These materials can be used to color the protective masks and decorate them with bright and uplifting designs.
This can help make the masks less intimidating for young patients – plus, a colorful mask can put a smile on the faces of doctors and nurses, too.
“Faced with the current, very difficult market for disinfectant and protective equipment, we are very grateful for any help. It is wonderful that companies in the region are doing their part in the fight against COVID-19," said Alexander Tsongas, director of communication at RKH.