• Donate an automatic arc that sprays the sanitizing step onto emergency personnel PPE automatically, quickly and completely in 15 seconds.
• It is also available to the 118 an arch for the external sanitation of medical and emergency vehicles, such as ambulances and fire engines, in addition to police vehicles.
Italy (22-06-2020) .- The Spanish group ISTOBAL, leader in the Italian market for automotive washing and care solutions, collaborates with 118 to face the spread of COVID-19, ensuring the safety of patients and health and emergency personnel. Through its Italian subsidiary and its distributor Bianchi e Maestri, the company has installed an arch for the sanitation of PPE, in addition to another arch for the external disinfection of vehicles in the city of Modena, in the special operating center 118 within the Air Force Base closed in 2012. Both arches are used daily on the "disinfection route" for ambulances, emergency and medical personnel after transporting patients, among other examples.
With the appearance of COVID-19, ISTOBAL started the production of these automatic arches with the aim of helping from their knowledge and experience. Thus, it has adapted its washing designs for the automotive sector so that they can contribute to the external sanitation of vehicles and carry out the sanitation of PPE of emergency and health personnel in a safe and controlled manner.
Specifically, ISTOBAL and Bianchi e Maestri have donated an automatic PPE sanitization arch to the 118 Modena headquarters, which sprays the sanitizing Chemical onto the PPE of emergency personnel quickly and completely in 15 seconds. It contributes to reducing the viral load in these professionals during their working day and is effective so that they can safely remove their special protective suits. This arch has an average capacity to sanitize more than 4,000 professionals with PPE daily.
Likewise, they have also made available to the 118 of Modena an arch for the external sanitation of vehicles, which has an average capacity of about 1,000 vehicles per day and performs a 360º disinfection in one pass with biocide product. Ambulances are sanitized daily and soon it will also carry out the disinfection of fire trucks and fleets of the police security forces, in addition to the Carabinieri vehicles. The chemicals that ISTOBAL uses for disinfection are registered as virucidal in Italy.
These arches are already used successfully in Spain, not only in hospitals and in different headquarters of the state security forces and bodies, but also in washing facilities so that society can carry out the external sanitation of their vehicles.
ISTOBAL, leader in the vehicle care sector
ISTOBAL is a Spanish company located in Valencia, leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of solutions for washing and car care. Since 1950, the company has brought innovative products for excellent vehicle care to the industry that ensure a positive driving experience for consumers.
It exports its products to more than 75 countries, working with a wide network of distributors around the world. It has 9 subsidiaries and three manufacturing and final assembly plants in Spain, USA. and Brazil. Currently, 70% of its production corresponds to international sales.