Green cleaner to add Delaware jobs

    Sanosil International celebrated the opening of it’s 5,000 sq. ft. headquarters in New Castle Tuesday with Governor Jack Markell and other state officials. It’s a company that takes disinfectants to a whole new level.

    It almost sounds to good to be true. A company that hopes to add 50 jobs in Delaware over the next three years claims its products are strong enough to kill bacteria and viruses including H1N1, HIV, Salmonella, and many more, all while posing no threat to human health or the environment.

    Sanosil International celebrated the opening of it’s 5,000 sq. ft. headquarters in New Castle Tuesday with Governor Jack Markell and other state officials.  The company received a $750,000 loan from the Delaware Strategic Fund to expand marketing and increase its inventory. Sanosil International President Chris Ungermann says the company’s growth potential is huge.  “We’re aiming to sell five million kilograms in the next 12 to 18 months.”

    Sanosil’s disinfectants can be applied to a number of areas, but the company’ s main focus is on two areas:  water treatment in cooling towers and infectious disease control in areas like hospitals, schools and gyms.  Ungermann says the company’s been able to capitalize on all the attention being paid to disinfecting areas to stop the spread of H1N1. “There is a big awareness right now about the flu, in particular the swine flu, and we’ve seen growing demand in that respect.”

    Governor Markell has been highlighting a number of investments the state has made in local businesses over the past few weeks, including Sanosil.  He says, “Delaware needs to be and can be the best place to start and grow a business.  Sanosil International’s decision to make our state the heart of their national expansion is proof that we’re making real progress towards that goal.”

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