Hard on the heels of the opening of its third hand sanitiser plant in Lavera, France, manufacturing company Ineos today announced that it is to build a fourth hand sanitiser plant.
The newest project will open, said the company within the next ten days in Etain, North East France. The location of this latest plant has been chosen to serve the hard hit hospitals in Paris and North Eastern France as well as meet the needs of Belgium.
“I believe these hand sanitisers will play a key role in the fight against the Coronavirus and will help protect hospital front line staff who deserve all the help we can give them,” said Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder and chairman of Ineos.
Hand to mouth contamination is one of the main ways that the Coronavirus infects people and there is a critical shortage of hand sanitisers across France and the rest of Europe. Ineos is the leading European producer of the two key raw materials needed for sanitisers – isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and ethanol.
The three hand sanitiser plants already established by the company are in full production, with each projected to produce 1 million bottles to World Health Organisation (WHO) specifications of the product per month. The sanitiser produced at the 4 Ineos plants will be distributed to frontline healthcare workers and also be available to the general public.