VIPs praise new product designed to help in the fight against Covid

Jacob Young MP visits IC Spray in Redcar. He is pictured with directors Stephen Larkin (left) and Stuart Brown. Picture by Tom Banks
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An exciting new product designed by Teesside company IC Spray was given the stamp of approval last week by Redcar & Cleveland MP Jacob Young.

Jacob Young was joined by David Hitchen, business growth advisor for Redcar Borough Council, in meeting the firm’s directors Stephen Larkin and Stuart Brown at the IC Spray/Sealpump Kirkleatham base.

Developed in just a matter of months by the team at IC Spray, EU Tunnels are a quick and easy way to check a person’s temperature and sanitise them before they are allowed entry to a building or event. They can also be fitted with additional track and trace support capabilities.

Similar to walking through an airport scanner, an alarm will sound if the system’s thermographic camera detects that an individual’s temperature is too high and they will be denied entry. If their temperature is fine, they will then be sprayed with a dry sanitiser – a process which takes only seconds.

Jacob Young took part in a demonstration of the EU Tunnel and said of the technology: “This is a fantastic piece of technology, created by a local business, that I’m sure will go far in helping to limit the spread of Covid-19.

“What’s better is it will also aid the tracking and tracing of those who use it.

“It lends itself well to big venues and office spaces with large volumes of people entering every day. I look forward to seeing these tunnels in use in the near future.

Jacob Young MP visits IC Spray in Redcar. Picture by Tom Banks.

“It’s great to see this level of innovation in our area and I commend the team at IC Spray.”

IC Spray also produce hand-held and mobile sanitisers that can be used in dry-fogging for fast wholesale disinfecting of a room or area.

The EU Tunnel, which was created in partnership with Barcelona-based EU Spray, can be easily erected at airports, shopping centres, sports stadia, festivals and office blocks.

Since its launch last month, the system has created much interest and excitement.

Stephen Larkin said: “We’ve sold two top-of-the-range tunnels so far, at a cost of £12,500 each and some of the basic tunnels, with further enquiries steadily increasing.

“Having created a fantastic help in the fight against Covid right here on Teesside, I am proud that Sealpump are doing their part in the battle against the pandemic.

“Anything that can be used to help people get back to some semblance of normality, to get safely back to work and to enjoy their lives is a great achievement.”

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