IVL tweaks US facilities to make hand sanitiser

IVL tweaks US facilities to make hand sanitiser

The first batch of hand sanitisers produced by Indorama Ventures. The company is adapting its business to produce needed supplies.
The first batch of hand sanitisers produced by Indorama Ventures. The company is adapting its business to produce needed supplies.

Plastics and chemicals maker Indorama Ventures (IVL), led by its integrated oxides and derivatives business, has adapted facilities in the US to manufacture hand sanitisers to address pandemic needs.

The initiative was the result of collaboration between IVL in the Woodlands, Port Neches and Dayton in the US, Ankleshwar in India and Botany in Australia to provide more than 50 tonnes of sanitiser to government and public sectors throughout the US.

The company expects to apply the same process to manufacture sanitisers at its international sites to help relieve the global shortage of essential supplies.

"We are very proud of our teams, who have worked on a global platform to rapidly bring these products to our local communities and frontline workers, helping them fight the spread of this virus," said Dilip Kumar Agarwal, chief executive of the PET and feedstock business at Indorama Ventures.

IVL's integrated oxides and derivatives segment produces surfactants used to manufacture home and personal care and agro-chemical products, serving major brands across the globe.

"Every sector wants to help battle the outbreak together. At IVL, apart from other forms of social contribution, our experts have collaborated to develop products with an aim to help relieve the stress of this pandemic," said Mr Agarwal.

"With our specialised know-how, IVL facilities across the world are developing their businesses to be able to produce hygiene necessities where possible. We aim to do our best and will explore what more we can do.

"We believe that a joint effort is needed to lead our society to overcome this crisis quickly."

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