FRAMINGHAM – DetraPel Inc., a leader in safer chemical manufacturing, announced it was presented with a nomination by State Representative Maria Duaime Robinson for the Fifth Annual Manufacturing Award. This year’s awards will take place virtually on Tuesday October 27, at 11 a.m.
Led by the Manufacturing Caucus, which includes more than 60 legislators from around the Commonwealth, the Manufacturing Award recognizes outstanding leadership for Massachuesetts-based companies that have demonstrated an unprecedented response to the needs of the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s award, titled “Making It in Massachusetts,” has taken on a new meaning and promotes the commitment and endurance of local manufacturers. As a young company, and chemical manufacturer that specializes in non-toxic protective coatings, DetraPel pivoted at the onset of COVID-19 to quickly start producing hand sanitizers and disinfectants which were experiencing widespread shortages.
“For us, making the pivot to produce products that are critical to the safety of our community was unquestionable,” said David Zamarin, founder of DetraPel. “With the infrastructure in place, we felt it was our obligation to make these essential products available to consumers. It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts during the pandemic, but we’re equally grateful for all of the other individuals who stepped up in their own way to help during these unforeseen times.”
““Detrapel is exactly the kind of business we love to see grow and thrive in Framingham. They are both forward-thinking in technology while also embracing Framingham and working hard to be a generous community member,” said Rep. Robinson.
“I’m honored to have nominated DetraPel because I think [their] mission is phenomenal, both in terms of being PFAS-free and non-toxic, but also [their] commitment to the community here in Framingham,” said Rep. Robinson.
After delivering the official citation on Tuesday, October 20, State Representative Robinson toured DetraPel’s recently converted Framingham facility with Zamarin and Tarek Tabbara, Chief Operating Officer, to learn how the company is helping during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company prides itself on vertically integrating all of its operations under one roof which will be expanding into a larger facility in Framingham later this year as the company continues to expand.
A leader in safer chemical manufacturing, DetraPel was founded in 2013, and specializes in a wide array of industrial and household chemical products including protective coatings, sanitizers and disinfectants. Through the use of innovation like nanotechnology, and advancements in product delivery systems, DetraPel aims to reduce environmental impacts and negative health effects caused by exposure to harmful chemicals. DetraPel continually works to provide solutions that redefine expectations and challenge traditional chemistry.