INW manufacturing single-use sachets of hand sanitzer for donation

By Deanna Utroske

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photo courtesy of Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness
photo courtesy of Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness

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The Texas-based skin care and supplements maker announced the new production plans this week along with a Unity Pay increase for hourly staff.

Single-use sachets are the latest in novel format sanitzer news, as CPG manufacturers move to put existing production facilities and technologies to use in the fight against Coronavirus.

Earlier this week, Starco Brands announced its move into personal care with the launch of an aerosol hand sanitizer spray​. The company’s Breathe brand has been a home care brand with products like furniture polish and bathroom cleaner, all sold in clean aerosol dispensers. Starco’s new Breathe hand sanitizer is being made for retail (not donation). And the company sees an opportunity for the continuous spray format not only in the consumer space but also in hospitals, transportation terminals, hotels, etc.

INW is making single-use hand sanitizer packs

The in-house production and packaging facility at Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness (INW), called United 1 Laboratories, is equipped to formulate, manufacture, and fill a broad spectrum of products for beauty, fragrance, and several other industries. And the team there fills bottles, jars, tubes, gel packs, and single-serve pouches as a matter of course.

As the INW press release explains, “Last week, INW also adjusted manufacturing at its Dallas, Texas plant to produce hand sanitizer, packaged in convenient single-use packets.” ​And “the company will donate more than 600,000 of these packets to charities and first responders in the local communities where the company operates in Texas, Arizona, and California.” ​ 

INW shows support of staff and those working to fight Coronavirus

Last month, on the 21st, INW implemented what it calls Unity Pay, adding $3.00/hour to the wages of its hourly employees across the country.

And the company’s entire team is backing the effort to get hand sanitzer to the people who need it: “We have over 1,000 men and women at INW, and we are all extremely grateful for the brave sacrifices our local first responders and essential workers continue to make in the fight against COVID-19,”​ says INW Chief Executive Gary Giles, in this week’s press release.

“As hand sanitizer remains a top need,”​ he says, “the associates at INW, and our shareholders' charitable arm, The Rosewood Foundation, stand with our first responders and front-line workers.  We are proud to manufacture such a key product in a unique delivery form that helps ensure their safety.”

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Deanna Utroske is a leading voice in the cosmetics and personal care industry as well as in the indie beauty movement. As Editor of CosmeticsDesign.com, she writes daily news about the business of beauty in the Americas region and regularly produces video interviews with cosmetics, fragrance, personal care, and packaging experts as well as with indie brand founders. Click here to find out what else is changing in the world of beauty because of COVID-19.

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