Soft & Shield enters market

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Napp Technologies has introduced its Soft & Shield moisturizing sanitizer.

Soft & Shield is a nontoxic, scented moisturizing lotion that serves as an invisible protective glove over the hands. Soft & Shield provides at least four hours of protection and kills 99.99% of harmful germs and bacteria, Napp Technologies said.

"We've invented a novel lotion that not only disinfects and moisturizes the hands, but also keeps the germs away for most of the working day," Napp Technologies COO Sheldon Wexler said. "No longer do people need to keep reapplying alcohol-based sanitizers, which have a short and limited effect, often resulting in red, irritated skin with repeated use."

Napp Technologies said that there are approximately 100 independent pharmacies stocked with Soft & Shield for the 2011 flu season, and it also has been made available at smaller retail chains.