Crystalz Ltd – What is it all about?
Well, in these unusual times, we were hearing from many of our friends that they were struggling to find a source of ANY type of hand sanitiser from anywhere. Often the shelves were empty.
Friends were having to visit several local shops, queuing outside before being let in only to find another empty shelf. Often the prices were overinflated.
The capacity for sanitiser production could not cope with the increased requirement, and it was likely that demand would go even higher once the lockdown was eased, and people were able to get out and about.
We are a long-standing family business that has close to 40 years of industry experience in food production, consulting to top-level management for many food processors across more than 80 countries around the world. As you would expect, hand hygiene in food processing is essential to the quality of food products as well as the wellbeing of workers. We are experts in this subject!
In April we decided to launch our Crystalz 1 sanitiser to the public in a convenient 125 application foam pump. Crystalz 1 is a waterbased hand sanitiser that stays active for several hours after being applied. This means that when you handle your phone, keyboard or car keys that might be contaminated, Crystalz 1 is still helping to protect you. Crystalz 1 is incredibly kind to your skin, and our 125 application bottle lasts between five and six times longer than a 50ml alcohol gel. Doing the maths shows that it is also low cost too! Our hand sanitiser, as well as our other products, have been tested to several BSEN standards, and they all pass with flying colours. It effectively kills enveloped viruses such as COVID-19, MRSA, influenza and most other viruses like Norovirus and 99.99% of bacteria. It has even been tested against Ebola!
After the launch of Crystalz 1 we received some great reviews and customer feedback. One of the standout issues that people mentioned was the worry of going back to work. Social distancing is one issue. But the need to share workspace and use common office space, kitchens and restrooms, as well as equipment, is another challenge.
To help our customers with this, we launched Crystals 4 Antiviral hand wash and Crystalz 8 antiviral surface sanitiser. Crystalz 4 is an antiviral hand wash, not a soap. However, you use it in the same way. It effectively kills many viruses and 99.99% of bacteria. Testing shows that the active ingredients in Crystalz 4 are still present on hands up to two hours after use, so it keeps giving you some level of protection. Crystalz 8 is an antiviral and antibacterial surface sanitiser. It is supplied with a microfibre cloth to wipe down after use. Crystalz 8 is perfect for sanitising phones, keyboards, door handles and much more.
Three great products that are both antiviral and antibacterial. These are available separately to purchase, but best of all, we have designed a “personal hygiene pack” which contains all three Crystalz products in a bright mesh zip bag. Any staff member can have their own pack, so they have everything they need to keep safe while in their working environment and avoid cross-contamination.
During the past few months, we have been flat out designing and installing our bottle filling and labelling line. Our production is a real family effort! But rest assured that the one thing we understand perfectly after 40 years at the coal face in the food industry, is that quality is paramount. If you have any issues with anything we do or supply to you, please let us know. We will do everything in our power to help and resolve things for you.