ITC Savlon accelerates innovation to help fight against Covid-19; launches the zero contact ‘Savlon Surface Disinfectant Spray’

Kolkata, April 17, 2020: In the ongoing fight against Covid-19, health stipulations have mandated two
important facets to help protect against the deadly virus – hand hygiene and the hygiene of frequently
touched surfaces. Hand hygiene is critical and continues to be in conversation with educative programmes to
enhance awareness and the introduction of handwashes and hand sanitisers like Savlon Hexa. The relevance
and the importance of surface disinfection is increasingly being accepted now. Frequently touched surfaces
are high contact areas through which germs are transmitted and can increase chances of infection. Many have
adopted home made, often cumbersome, ways to clean such surfaces. At times, the disinfection is not very
effective due to the design of the surface,making nooks difficult to reach.
To make this new routine more convenient and very effective, ITC’s leading hygiene brand Savlon
announces the launch of Savlon SurfaceDisinfectant Spray. The easy to use spray kills 99.99% germs around
home including virus, bacteria, molds & fungi*. It also kills commonly contagious viruses like H1N1,
Rotavirus & Norovirus.
Tables, door knobs, chairs, sofas, etc. are spaces in homes and commercial areas that are touched often by
several people. Cleaning these areas properly is critical to maintain the health and hygiene of the people who
come in contact with these surfaces and their families. The zero contact Savlon Surface Disinfectant Spray
disinfects and deodorizes in oneeasy step. Its unique spray formula can beused on various hard and soft
surfaces alike, leaving behinda fresh and pleasantsmell while killing 99.99% germs*. The active ingredients in
this formulation also kills certain antibiotic resistant germs. Spray once on these high contact areas through
which germs are transmitted, and allow it to air dry. There is no need to wipe it down.
Speaking on augmentation of Savlon’s portfolio, Sameer Satpathy, Divisional Chief Executive, Personal Care,
ITC Limited said, “Savlon has accelerated thelaunchof effective products in this unprecedented battle against
COVID-19. We picked up this need to disinfect surfaces in our consumer work and decided to quickly introduce
it into the market. This has been possible only due to ITC’s research and development capabilities and
strengths in innovation & distribution. The innovative Savlon Surface Disinfectant spray introduces a hassle-
free and convenient way to effectively clean hard and soft frequently touched surfaces. Disinfecting homes
and surfaces will continue to be a critical need here on and a zero-contact disinfectant like Savlon Surface
Disinfectant Spray, which does not need a subsequent wipe down,will definitely help prevent transfer of
disease-causing germs*. The development and the subsequent launch across Indiain a short period of time, is
a testament to innovative and passionate teams of ITC, working round the clock in this fight against the virus.”
The Savlon Surface DisinfectantSpray is the second consecutive launch by Savlon during the lockdown period,
the first being Savlon’s advanced hand sanitizer Savlon Hexa for quick and persistent action.
Savlon Surface Disinfectant Spray is available in a spray pack of 170g priced at INR 159. It is being rolled out
across retail channels and online platforms throughout the country.

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