Local since the 70’s
HydroChem has been helping our community stay sanitised since 1976, providing large pack industrial concentrates to hospitals, healthcare, universities and commercial premises. We manufacture at our industrial facility in Braeside, an industrial suburb in Melbourne.
As an Australian family company, we are proud to have supported local manufacturers over the past 40+ years. We have always prioritised local. In times of crisis, it is the 40+ year relationships of trust with our partners and suppliers that allows us to continue supplying our community.
2020 – In Times of Crisis
With the realisation of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the company pivoted to provide healthcare products to the Australian community. This involved reallocating some of the café workforce that had been stood down during the period of quarantine.
The hand sanitiser has been manufactured to high standards in a hygienic environment. HydroChem manufactures to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016 Australian standards and is independently accredited to this standard every 12 months. The sanitisers are brought to life in our AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016 facility in Braeside.
We have adopted the World Health Organisation formulation which is freely available on the WHO website. The only additions to that formulation are a small amount of gelling agent and a neutraliser – to help keep the squirt on your hands. The hand sanitiser product is >75% alcohol, which is the active ingredient that kills 99.9% of germs.