Ambitious plans have been announced to build a factory in County Durham that will create a million bottles of hand sanitisers a month, to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
The products will be produced by INEOS, according to World Health Organisation specifications and be specifically designed to kill bacteria and viruses.
INEOS is Europe’s largest producer of the two key raw material needed for hospital-grade hand sanitiser and produces almost 1 million tonnes and has a production plant near Newton Aycliffe.
The company plans 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. Main supplies will be offered to hospitals, schools, places of work, pharmacies and supermarkets.
- Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder and chairman of INEOS says:
INEOS Group Director Tom Crotty said the expertise to make a success of this project, is in our region: