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INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month

Christian Fernsby |
INEOS announced plans to produce 1 million hand sanitisers per month to help with the European shortage.

Topics: INEOS    PLANT   

These will be produced according to World Health Organisation specifications and be specifically designed to kill bacteria and viruses.

INEOS is the leading European producer of the two key raw materials needed for sanitisers – isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and ethanol.

The company is already running these plants flat out and have been diverting more of this product to essential medical use and will now build two new factories to make hand sanitiser from them.

INEOS intends to produce both standard and the increasingly popular “pocket bottle” hand sanitisers and is already talking to retail outlets across Europe.

Supplies to NHS hospitals will be free of charge for the period of the crisis with the public being able to purchase bottles through retailers.

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