COVID-19 Boosts Importance Of Cleaning Products

In comment to a US Senate panel examining the response of manufacturers to COVID-19, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI ) has issued a report that outlines the actions that the cleaning industry took in response to the pandemic. ACI not only claims that the proper use of cleaning products has been crucial to public health, but also that they play an essential role in daily hygiene practices in home, healthcare and commercial settings nationwide.

Apart from that, there were various important lessons for the industry’s entire supply chain as demand sharply outpaced the ability to distribute enough necessary products and chemistries during the pandemic, according to the initiative’s responsibles.

In the report it was also stated that protections needed to be put in place to safeguard employees’ health and safety, when at the same time production accelerated and was kept running 24/7 to keep pace with demand. It also became clear that supply chains were stretched, leading to the need to deal with substantial raw-material, ingredient, packaging and pump shortages. The report showed that companies had to be creative in finding solutions to problems they never previously faced.