E-Z-EM, the manufacturer and license owner of RSDL™, is proud to announce that Kärcher Futuretech GmbH is their new exclusive distributor of RSDL (Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion) in Germany. This partnership, which brings together E-Z-EM, a reputable pharmaceutical company and Kärcher Futuretech, a company with a long and successful history with the German Armed Forces, will greatly benefit the German military and first responder community.

Tim Henry, Vice President at E-Z-EM stated: “RSDL is a patented, broad spectrum skin decontamination product intended to remove or neutralize Chemical Warfare (CW) agents or T2 toxins from the skin. Originally developed for the Canadian Department of Defense, RSDL has since been adopted by several military forces around the world.”

Helmut Stelzmüller, Managing Director of Kärcher Futuretech GmbH stated: “Kärcher Futuretech is one of the world-leading companies in the field of CBRN-Defence. Because of their leading position the company is in close contact to the German Armed Forces. The German Armed Forces play a key role for the European market. Due to its world wide activities Kärcher Futuretech is always in contact with decision makers from the military field and first responders who are very open to innovations and improvements in the area of decontamination. Clients who are interested in skin decontamination are also searching for complete innovated and improved decontamination solutions. Positive synergies between E-Z-EM and Kärcher Futuretech are evident.”


E-Z-EM is a publicly traded healthcare company founded in 1962, and has since established itself as one of the most recognized brands in diagnostic imaging of the GI tract. From the first barium contrast systems introduced over 40 years ago, to today’s advanced products for CT imaging and virtual colonoscopy, E-Z-EM has continually developed innovative imaging and diagnostic solutions for physicians treating GI diseases. E-Z-EM is also a respected contract manufacturer of specialized liquid products, and has been the exclusive global manufacturer of RSDL since 1996. In April of 2005, E-Z-EM completed the acquisition of all assets associated with RSDL, and now is the product’s exclusive worldwide marketer.


Alfred Kärcher was founded in 1935 and is today the world’s leading manufacturer of high-pressure cleaning equipment. The company employs more than 6,500 people and has more than 40 affiliates all over the world. The head office is located in the south of Germany, near Stuttgart.

Besides cleaning equipment Kärcher’s subsidiary Kärcher Futuretech develops, manufactures, and markets products for the special needs of public customers, such as the armed forces, fire brigades, civil defence, disaster control and relief organisations.
Kärcher Futuretech strives to be the world’s top performer in the area of peacekeeping and disaster relief with highly mobile, customised and compact system solutions. Innovative state-of-the-art systems and a full product range make Kärcher Futuretech the world market leader in “professional systems for peacekeepers.