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New hand sanitiser plant to be built in 10 days to meet COVID-19 demand

24 March 2020

At its new plant in Middlesborough, INEOS has announced plans to produce one million hand sanitisers per month to help with the European shortage.

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

The company expects to concentrate on meeting the needs of front line medical and care services as well as making the “pocket bottle” hand sanitisers for personal use for people across the UK and Europe.

The company will supply hospitals, schools, places of work, pharmacies and supermarkets.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Founder and Chairman of INEOS says, “It is becoming increasingly clear that hand-to-mouth infection is a significant cause of coronavirus contagion and INEOS is Europe’s largest manufacturer of the core ingredient of hand sanitiser. We will build two factories in the UK and Germany in 10 days to produce very substantial supplies.”

The hand sanitisers 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 has been diverting more of this product to essential medical use and will now build two new factories to make hand sanitiser from them.

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.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder and chairman of INEOS adds, “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”.

For more information, please visit www.ineoshandgel.com


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