BASF Grameen manufactures long lasting insecticide impregnated nets

BASF Grameen manufactures long lasting insecticide impregnated nets

5:06 AM, 26th March 2012
BASF Grameen manufactures long lasting insecticide impregnated nets
Inauguration of Bangladesh’s first long lasting impregnated net (LLIN) plant.

DHAKA, BANGLADESH: BASF Grameen Limited, a joint venture between BASF and Grameen Healthcare Trust of Bangladesh will manufacture long lasting insecticide impregnated nets under the brand name Interceptor that can prevent malaria infections effectively; the plant is owned and operated by Grameen Fabrics & Fashions Limited. These nets will be marketed by BASF Grameen Limited.

The mosquito nets produced by the joint venture are coated with a BASF product, the insecticide Fendona. The net remains effective against mosquitoes for several years. It thus meets the World Health Organization (WHO) requirements for a ‘Long lasting insecticide impregnated net’ (LLIN).

“BASF Grameen combines BASF’s social commitment with an innovative business model to improve healthcare for the people of Bangladesh. Health hazards from malaria remain a serious concern. With its products BASF can make a significant contribution to fight malaria. This is why this first local LLIN production facility will manufacture coated mosquito bed nets that offer effective protection against mosquitoes for several years,” said Saori Dubourg, President Asia Pacific, BASF.

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