LANXESS Donates Disinfectants to Hubei to Fight Coronavirus

  • LANXESS donates 1 ton of Rely+On Virkon high level disinfectant, which can be diluted into 100,000 liters of solution
  • The donation product arrived in Hubei on February 16
  • LANXESS plant in UK optimized production capacities

Shanghai – February 17, 2020 – The outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has made epidemic disease control a task of top priority in China. To help fight the epidemic, German specialty chemicals company LANXESS announced the donation of 1 ton of its highly effective Rely+On Virkon disinfectant to hospitals in Wuhan and two surrounding cities. The donation of the high level disinfectant product arrived in Hubei on February 16 thanks to the optimization of production capacities at the production plant in the U.K. and a concerted effort of employees around the world to help quickly. One ton of Rely+On Virkon can be diluted into 100,000 liters of disinfectant solution for use at a ratio of 1:100.

“The novel coronavirus pneumonia is receiving high attention from not only the Chinese but also the people at LANXESS worldwide. At the critical moment of epidemic control, LANXESS commits to fully use its strengths and make meaningful contributions. We believe that China will surely defeat the epidemic through the efforts of various sides,” Ming Cheng Chien, President Asia-Pacific Region said.

Developing practical disinfection and protection habits are effective measures against the epidemic. Rely+On Virkon was widely used during the SARS and MERS outbreaks in Saudi Arabia and South Korea, and assisted in the outbreak of the Norovirus in South Korea during the Olympic games. SARS and MERS share similarities and belong to the same virus family as the novel coronavirus COVID-19.Rely+On Virkon has achieved complete inactivation of a surrogate Human Coronavirus strain at a 1:100 dilution rate with a 10 minute contact time. 


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.2 billion in 2018. The company currently has about 15,500 employees in 33 countries and is represented at 58 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.



On January 31, 2005, the company was initially listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and LANXESS Chemical (China) Co., Ltd. officially started operations. LANXESS has 15 subsidiaries, 7 R&D centers and 8 production sites with around 1,500 employees in Greater China. LANXESS works closely with its local partners to develop market-oriented solutions that meet local market needs.


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