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Materials Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Chemical plant converted to the production of disinfectant

The global leader in the specialty chemicals market Perstorp has started the large-scale production of hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant for the Swedish healthcare sector - at cost price. With a capacity of over 2 million liters a month, the aim is to solve the current lack of disinfectants at a national level.

 

The company has converted part of the production at its plant to now produce hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant. Perstorp has the capacity to produce more than 2 million liters per month. The production capacity is expected to exceed the healthcare sector’s current disinfection shortage. The products are being offered at cost price.

 

Jan Secher, CEO of Perstorp Group, comments: “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary care. Our large scale production capacity can make a real difference at this time and help to solve the disinfectant shortage in the healthcare sector. This is our contribution to the important work that healthcare professionals are doing every day. I am proud that our innovative staff saw this opportunity to help. They have driven this initiative forward together with valuable help from authorities and partners.”

 

Production has started and the aim is to continue for as long there is an acute shortage of disinfection products within the Swedish healthcare sector, that regular suppliers cannot fulfill. Permits and agreements for production have been finalized in record quick time together with authorities and partners. In order to produce the disinfectant, Absolut Company delivers ethanol, which is mixed together with other ingredients. This is delivered to the Perstorp industrial plant with help of Univar Solutions and ExxonMobil. The disinfectant is bottled by Lefab Production and transported by Bertschi, Scandibulk och Eurolink to Socialstyrelsen, which distributes the products to healthcare services in regions across Sweden.

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