The Canadian toy company behind Soft ‘N Slo Squishies has pivoted its production from toys to focus on its Cyber Clean Anti-Bacterial and Hand Sanitizing products.
The Orb Factory, parent company of Orb Toys, will launch a new line of disinfecting cleaning products, including hand sanitiser and disinfectant for the home, office, cars and pet care.
"We have been monitoring the Covid-19 situation closely to see how ORB could best contribute, says Michael Bianco, President and Partner, who likens the current situation to wartime efforts of auto manufacturers producing trucks and tanks.
“We chose to quickly partner with our overseas supplier to convert as many of our production facilities as we could from play compounds and putties to anti-bacterial compounds and sanitisers."
Orb has already been producing both children's and medical compounds for over 30 years with a partner firm whose facilities were built to medical grade clean room standards.
Toy production machinery has rapidly been converted to the production of Cyber Clean Anti-Bacterial lines, a brand that has been in production and distributed worldwide for nearly a decade.
“Orb is sticking to its area of expertise,” Michael adds. “Changing from play compounds to safety compounds is how we can best contribute. We have an opportunity and an obligation to do whatever we can to help ease the burden experienced by our global citizens."
Crazy Aaron's announced earlier this week
that its putty production had been put on hold to help make sanitiser for healthcare workers and medical organisations.