Kodak is Supplying ‘Tanker Loads’ of Alcohol to NY for Hand Sanitizer

Kodak has announced that it is now supplying New York State with “tanker loads” of isopropyl alcohol for the production of free hand sanitizer to aid in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

New York has launched a “NYS Clean” campaign to provide free state-produced hand sanitizer to New Yorkers in communities impacted by the coronavirus as well as places like schools and the subway, and Kodak’s isopropyl alcohol is a key ingredient in the bottles. Roughly 100,000 gallons of the state hand sanitizer will be distributed every day.

Photo by Don Pollard / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Photo by Don Pollard / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Photo by Don Pollard / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

The alcohol is coming from Kodak’s Eastman Business Park facility in Rochester. While Purell and other competitors typically have up to 70% alcohol in their hand sanitizers, NYS Clean contains 75% alcohol.

Kodak’s facility. Photo by Kodak.
A truck at Kodak’s facility. Photo by Kodak.

“Kodak is committed to helping fight the spread of COVID-19,” says Kodak Executive Chairman Jim Continenza. “I could not be prouder of our dedicated team members who quickly mobilized to provide this essential ingredient for hand sanitizer.

“We will continue to work closely with New York and federal representatives to identify other ways to bring Kodak’s resources and technology to bear in the fight against this pandemic.”