At the height of the pandemic, hand sanitizer was increasingly hard to come by. Some people turned to homemade formulas, while others shifted their focus and used their resources to help meet demand. One of these companies is Arropol Chemicals of Dalton, Georgia, which launched Arropure.  

The alcohol-based hand sanitizer is made in the United States and meets all the requirements of the CDC and W.H.O. It is also registered with the FDA and will kill 99.99% of all the germs that will make you sick, the company said. Another bonus? For every purchase of the hand sanitizer by a World Floor Covering Association member, Arropure will refund 10% of the price to the Floor Covering Education Foundation to help recruit and train the next generation of installers. 

“In all the years I’ve been in the flooring industry, all I’ve heard is that we haven’t had enough qualified installers,” said Ralph Boe, PhD, and president of Arropol Chemicals. “We put this program together that keeps retailers and manufacturers safe, while at the same time providing funding that goes back to the foundation.”

Arropure approached the WFCA with the refund idea, and Scott Humphrey, CEO of WFCA, observed the advantages to everyone this way: “We’re providing a resource you would need anyway. You utilize that resource and at the same time benefit the Floor Covering Education Foundation and together, we solve this problem.” 

Arropure is sold online ( in bulk and shipped direct to the purchaser. “We’re selling our product at significantly reduced prices versus the competition,” Boe said. “We feel our pricing is competitive to all the pricing out there.”