Ineos to produce one million bottles of hand sanitiser a month

Plant will be ready in just 10 days

Chemicals giant Ineos is to build a hand sanitiser plant to produce one million bottles a month.

The company said the site near Middlesbrough will be ready within 10 days, adding that products will be given to hospitals free of charge.

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Ineos said it intends to produce both standard and the pocket bottle hand sanitisers, and is already talking to retail outlets across Europe.

There is a shortage of hand sanitiser across the UK.

The company already manufactures a range of healthcare products, including rubber gloves, PVC saline drips, syringes, ventilators and medical tubing.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder and chairman of Ineos, said: "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."

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