September 21 2020  |  Amenities & Comfort

Schäfer Airport Retail dives into hygiene and safety products

By Jane Hobson

The Interhealth range of reusable masks, hand wipes and disinfection gel

Germany's Schäfer Airport Retail has launched a range of hygiene and safety products into the airport retail market under the brand name Interhealth. The range includes variants of disposable and reusable masks, hand wipes and disinfection gel.

The range, which comes with the highest standards of certification, has been ordered in seven EU countries including Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, Cyprus, Italy, Denmark and the UK.

Disposable, CE approved three-ply face masks are available from Interhealth in five and ten packs, manufactured to EN14683 medical device standards, as recommended by the EASA protocol for passenger safety.

The reusable cotton mask is washable and ironable and comes in five different colours. They are manufactured in Europe and rated Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex, one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. These masks are available in men's, ladies' and children's sizes with instructions in multiple languages.

Completing the core Interhealth range is a hand disinfectant gel with more than 70 percent ethanol for use against 99.99 percent of all bacteria, fungi and viruses. The gel is effective against coronavirus and contains glycerine for increased skin moisture. It holds ECHA approval and is EN 1500 and EN13727 approved. The gel is available with localized instructions and labelling according to local requirements.

John Woodhouse, Schäfer Airport Retail Managing Partner

For retailers, the health and wellbeing whilst travelling Interhealth range comes with two point of sale free-standing display unit options. They are sized at 28x17x19cm (ideal for small till units) and 52x17x19cm (to house the complete Interhealth range).

Schäfer has extensive experience in manufacturing and supplying health and safety products having supplied products to market – including more than four million masks and eight million sanitizer bottles – through its Move brand earlier in 2020.

John Woodhouse, Schäfer Airport Retail Managing Partner, said, "All of the products contained in the Interhealth range are of the highest quality on the market, with their own point of sale units, ready to sell at all passenger touch points. I think the hard work we have done in researching and implementing certifications that cover the requirements of a wide range of country markets for all of the products in the range will give us an important edge in what is already a very competitive market."

For every pack of five masks sold, Interhealth will donate the cost one mask to the retail host airport's designated charity.

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