Lancashire Firm Helps Vietnam Fight Covid-19
Lancashire cleaning specialist Gel-clear has supplied its Air-clear air conditioning cleaner to Vietnam, where it is being used to help hospital, medical and food production facilities to fight Covid-19 and other contaminants.
The Darwen-based family firm has in a matter of only weeks set up its own bottling plant in Vietnam and arranged distribution throughout the region with local partner 3N Tech.
3N Tech, a Vietnamese HVACR industry supplier based in Ho Chi Minh City, will sell the Air-clear through its own branches and online and even hopes to get the cleaner onto supermarket shelves.
As well as in health applications, the Air-clear has proved popular in hotels, restaurants and food stores, particularly since social isolation ended in the country on April 22.
The concentrated Air-clear has proved popular thanks to its use of the Gel-clear™ long lasting coating method to clean air conditioning coils, independently tested to remain effective against bacteria for months. Uniquely for such cleaners, the Air-clear is also non- hazardous to use, so doesn’t require any additional safety measures.
Coronavirus is what is known as an enveloped virus and Air-clear has been tested effective against all enveloped viruses to British & European Standards (EN 1276, EN 14476, EN13624, EN14348, BS EN 1650 & EN13727).
Managing director Paurick Gaughan said: “We are particularly proud of the fact that we set up bottling facilities for Air-clear in just 10 days from starting the negotiations. Anything we can do to help facilities in the fight against Covid-19 and other airborne viruses with the use of Air-clear, we are happy to do…”
Viet Nguyen of 3N Tech is impressed at the speed with which Gel- clear was able to get local production started at the plant on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. He said: “We are very happy to be working with Gel-clear. Normally we need months for the import licence, and to prepare the factory. But because of Covid 19, our partner was able to help us faster.”
3N Tech will be supplying the full range of Gel-clear products, which includes the UK manufactured cleaners, HVACR drainage ancillaries and the award-winning Gel-clear condensate tablets for both air- conditioning applications, and food retail refrigeration.