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Business News – The CPI’s COVID-19 response, and more

By Mary Page Bailey |

COVID-19 Response Ineos constructs several new sanitizer plants in Europe April 8, 2020 — Ineos (London) has constructed and begun operations at several hand sanitizer plants around Europe in recent weeks. The most recent plant, located in Etian, France, will serve hospitals in Paris, northeastern France and Belgium. Ineos has also built similar plants in Scotland and Germany. Firmenich significantly expands production capacity for hand sanitizers April 8, 2020 — Firmenich (Geneva, Switzerland) has transformed its Geneva production site to produce hand sanitizers. Following initial production of 20 metric tons (m.t.), Firmenich increased its production capacity to manufacture 100 m.t. of sanitizer for donation in the U.S. and Switzerland. BASF begins producing hand sanitizers in Europe and the U.S. April 8, 2020 — BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) started producing hand sanitizers at several production sites in Europe. In Düsseldorf, BASF produced and donated 13,000 L, and planned to deliver an additional 23,000 L. Similar programs are underway at sites in Spain, France and Italy. In the U.S., BASF is producing hand sanitizer at a facility in Washington, N.J., which planned to produce approximately 3,500 gal of hand sanitizer…
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