HMG Paints' hand sanitiser, helping businesses get back to work

The UK’s largest independent coatings manufacturer, HMG Paints Ltd, has expanded its production capabilities on its 70+ alcohol containing hand sanitiser.

The expansion comes just in time to support businesses across the UK re-opening and implementing measures in line with government guidelines.

HMG have been providing key workers, care providers and charities throughout the pandemic with hand sanitiser based on World Health Organization (WHO) recommended formulations, after a national shortage was announced.

Rebecca Bentham, Head of Income Development at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, who were one of many companies to receive hand sanitiser from HMG Paints, commented on their donation: “We are very grateful to HMG Paints Ltd for their kind donation of hand sanitisers to Dr Kershaw's Hospice.

"In these unprecedented times, our patients and staff's safety is paramount, the donation has contributed to our nurses being able to take all relevant precautions when providing necessary care within the community.”

The Manchester-based company has been issued a permit from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) allowing the supply and manufacture of sanitiser because of the SARS-CoV-2/coronavirus pandemic.

As the UK enters a new phase with workplaces beginning to reopen, implementing health and safety measures in accordance with government guidelines, HMG has expanded production to supply local organisations in Manchester and across the UK.

Authorised by the HSE the First Thing Sanitiser, which contains more 70% alcohol, can be purchased in boxes of 250ml bottles, ideal for use by individual employees as well as five litre refills.

“Many of our current customers have placed regular supplyorders with us for hand sanitiser as they begin to return to work and implement ways to protect their employees,” said John Falder, Managing Director.

“The First Thing Sanitiser being approved by the HSE has meant we have increased our production capabilities on the sanitiser line and therefore welcome companies to get in touch with us to order sanitiser from a UK Family Business.

"By manufacturing right here in Britain, we can guarantee our customers a fast and continuous supply which will allow them to utilise First Thing Sanitiser in their Working Safely policies during this current time," continued John.

The paints made by HMG Paints are also being utilised during the current crisis with their Commercial, industrial and decorative coatings being used on everything from hospital beds, workbenches, communication equipment, the Nightingale temporary Hospitals and buildings to the trucks and commercial vehicles keeping goods moving across the country.

The Sales Order office is contactable via calling 0161 205 7631 or emailing

If you would like information on the sanitiser, which is available in 250ml bottles and five litre refills, please email or purchase directly from

Priority will be given to essential services to critical industries, such as pharmaceutical/packaging/health/transport/utilities/defence throughout the current situation.

However, the company have capacity to support anyone who is still in need of sanitiser supplies.

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