Published: Nov 18, 2020
The Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership is pleased to join its partners at the City of Ocala, Marion County, and CareerSource CLM to announce that ZT Polygel LLC has signed a lease on a 55,000 sq. ft. facility in Ocala to allow the company to manufacture its industry leading algae-based organic polymers used in hand sanitizers and surface sprays which are the only polymers third party certified and FDA lab proven to sequester and kill COVID-19.
“Being a resident of Ocala I am personally thrilled to be able to locate our new 55,000 sq ft. manufacturing facility in Ocala,” said Daniel York, ZT Polygel’s Managing Director. “The team at CEP made this a seamless procedure and their vision for making Ocala a manufacturing hub is really refreshing and exciting. We are eager to get going.”
The Ocala facility located at 500 NW 27th Ave, will eventually employ 90 people and will begin limited operations before the end of the year. This is ZT Polymer’s second location in Florida and when fully operational will have the capacity to manufacture enough polymer to produce over 50mm gallons per month of personal sanitizer products. ZT Polygel is used in its sister company’s line of sanitizer products under the VARIGARD™ name.
“We are so pleased to welcome ZT Polygel to the Ocala Metro,” said Angie Lewis, CEP Board Chair. “A target sector for our business attraction efforts is healthcare and this is another great addition to this sector for our community.”
When ZT Polygel is used in any hand sanitizer formula, the patented polymers create a three-layer barrier of protection that lasts for more than two hours. Pathogens are sequestered in the middle layer, which does not allow the transfer of the germ to another individual or surface. ZT Polygel has been lab-proven at one of the country’s top COVID-19 testing labs.
To learn more about the unique attributes of ZT Polygel and its sister company VARIGARD™, visit them at www.varigard.com