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Caring for Our Communities: Pilot Chemical Donates FDA-Compliant Hand Sanitizer, Liquid Hand Soap, Nitrile Gloves, and More

August 25, 2020

Family-owned Pilot Chemical Company is an independent global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, including 35 products approved for use against COVID-19. Cleaning and disinfecting have never been more important, and to date, Pilot Chemical has produced and donated more than 1,540 gallons of FDA-compliant hand sanitizer and 2,200 gallons of liquid hand soap, and has donated 2,500 nitrile gloves and nearly $30,000 to aid frontline workers and organizations providing essential services in the fight against COVID-19.

“As a chemical manufacturer, Pilot is well-positioned to provide support to the communities in which we operate through the production of key building blocks used to combat the spread of the virus,” said Pamela Butcher, Pilot Chemical’s chief executive officer. “The health and safety of our employees, their families and our communities, and being able to manufacture critical ingredients for our customers are what is most important to us. This effort was made possible by the quick work of our dedicated Pilot employees and supply chain partners. We wake up each day with purpose and are grateful to everyone on the frontlines for the important work they are doing.”


Pilot Chemical Company is a privately owned and independent global specialty chemical company providing high-quality products and services to the disinfecting, sanitizing and cleaning; metalworking and lubricants; oil field and emulsion polymerization industries. Its proprietary core technologies involve alkylation, sulfonation, sulfation and a number of other specialty operations, including the production of biocidal quats, tertiary amine derivatives, polymers and organometallic fuel additives. Pilot, an industry leader in chemical innovation and safety, owns the most state-of-the-art continuous sulfation process in North America, is a leader in quaternary ammonium compounds, and is the world’s largest manufacturer of disulfonates. Pilot is certified under both ISO 9001:2015 and the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program. Pilot Chemical Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with additional sites located in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Mexico.