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Regional News  |  July 2, 2020

BASF responds to COVID-19 with additional cleaning and disinfectant products

  • Instant Soap ‘n Water Foaming Cleanser and Sterilex Ultra-Kleen Solution 1 and 2 are the new additions to BASF’s portfolio in Canada
  • Both products include ingredients used in the formulation of disinfectants, cleaning solutions and medical supplies
  • BASF makes the POST Promise and declares commitment to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 2, 2020 – In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in preparation for the re-opening of the economy, BASF is expanding its cleaning and disinfecting product line in Canada with two new solutions: Instant Soap ‘n Water® Foaming Cleanser and Sterilex Ultra-Kleen Solution 1 and 2.  

Instant Soap ‘n Water Foaming Cleanser is designed for use when there is no access to running water and soap. It is often used in the field when there are no hand-washing stations. It contains natural, saponified soaps and water and can be used not only for cleaning hands and skin but other surfaces such as laminate, stainless steel, porcelain, paint and plastic.

Registered by Health Canada, Sterilex Ultra-Kleen is a two-part liquid concentrate that is mixed together at the time of use to disinfect and sanitize. The product is most commonly used in the food processing and animal health industries to target organisms that commonly form biofilms and disinfect surfaces to enhance safety measures.

Both products are new to BASF’s portfolio, which includes ingredients used in the formulation of disinfectants, cleaning solutions and medical supplies.

“We recognize the importance of providing new solutions to protect the health and wellbeing of our society,” said Marcelo Lu, President of BASF Canada. “As we continue to monitor the evolving situation, we are focusing to not only be prepared for the needs of today but also the future.”

BASF offers various solutions that play a part in the fight against COVID-19 in Canada. This includes ingredients used in the formulation of disinfectants, cleaning solutions, raw materials for pharmaceutical applications, plastic additives used in medical respiratory masks, products for healthy nutrition or manufacturing panels for hospitals. All product information can be found on the We Care website, a platform created as a direct response to the pandemic.

To further prepare for the re-opening of the economy, BASF declared commitment to POST Promise to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The self-declaration focuses on communicating and taking action on five key steps to workplace safety which include washing and sanitizing hands, maintaining physical distancing, staying home if unwell, practicing respiratory etiquette, and cleaning and disinfecting regularly.

BASF also supports Rapid Response Platform (RPP), a central supply and demand platform aimed at quickly addressing supply shortages of PPE and critical COVID-19 related products.


About BASF

BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has over 1,200 employees at production facilities and offices located across Canada. BASF Canada is a subsidiary of BASF SE, and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada, visit or follow us on Twitter

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 117,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2019. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

Marlena  Mista
Marlena Mista
Communications Manager, BASF Canada
100 Milverton Drive, Mississauga, ON Canada L5R 4H1
Last Update July 1, 2020