UK’s chemical company Ineos announced Tuesday it will build a plant near Middlesbrough, England, to produce 1 million bottles per month of hand sanitisers within 10 days.
The company will supply the UK’s National Health System (NHS) with product free of charge, with the aim to meet the needs of front line medical and care services. But “pocket bottles” for personal can be purchased from retailers.
Another plant will be built in Germany, where Ineos already produces two key raw materials needed for hospital grade hand sanitizer – isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and ethanol, Kallanish Energy understands.
“Ineos is a company with enormous resources and manufacturing skills. If we can find other ways to help in the coronavirus battle, we are absolutely committed to playing our part,” said chairman Jim Ratcliffe.
The manufacturing giant said its products are essential for the production of essential healthcare products from rubber gloves, to ventilators, medical tubing, as well as raw materials for aspirin and paracetamol.
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