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Regional News  |  April 27, 2020
United States

BASF donates 800 gallons of hand sanitizer to fight COVID-19 in Ohio

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, April 27, 2020 – BASF Corporation is providing the state of Ohio with 800 gallons of hand sanitizer manufactured at the company’s facility in Wyandotte, Michigan free of charge. The sanitizing product will help meet the increased demands needed to safely combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When we learned of the supply shortage of disinfectants in Ohio, we wanted to help,” said Daniel Proska, Vice President of Operations, BASF Care Chemicals, North America. “Ohio is home to nine BASF sites with more than 800 employees, so we are pleased our hand sanitizer will help the front-line workers fighting COVID-19 in our communities.”

BASF is temporarily producing hand sanitizer at its facilities in Wyandotte and Washington, New Jersey and to date the company has made more than 9500 gallons of hand sanitizer to donate in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Texas, Louisiana, Ohio and California.

In the past weeks, BASF has also donated other key supplies such as disinfectants, hand soap, masks, gloves and protective suits in communities across the U.S.


About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,800 employees in North America and had sales of $18.4 billion in 2019. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

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

Bob Nelson
Bob Nelson
Site & Community Relations and Science Education
BASF employee in Wyandotte, MI prepares shipment of hand sanitizer for donation to the state of Ohio.
BASF employee in Wyandotte, MI prepares shipment of hand sanitizer for donation to the state of Ohio.
Last Update May 1, 2020