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INEOS Hygienics Launches with Support from Mercedes F1

INEOS has announced the launch of a new global consumer healthcare business, with support from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.

INEOS Hygienics has been launched to produce hospital grade hand gels, sanitiser sprays for hands and surfaces and sanitiser wipes, available for the home and to the public.

The business was created during the pandemic, when medical professionals desperately needed hand sanitiser and INEOS built six factories each in under ten days to produce millions of bottles to supply hospitals free of charge.

INEOS Hygienics is also supporting elite sports teams as they return to training and competition, including the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, Tour de France winners, Team INEOS, the British challenger for the America’s Cup, INEOS Team UK, and French League 1 side, OGC Nice.

The new business venture will be headquartered in the UK and operate manufacturing plants at Newton Aycliffe in the UK, Herne in Germany, Etain in France and at Jacksonville and Neville Island in the USA.

“The launch of INEOS Hygienics is another step forward in the fight against COVID 19,” said George Ratcliffe, Chief Operating Officer, INEOS Hygienics.

“The world will look at daily hygiene differently going forward and many people are still struggling to buy medical grade gels and cleansers.

“INEOS produce the highest quality ethanol, we are well placed to offer a solution to this new world outlook.

“To date, we’ve delivered more than four million bottles of sanitiser to hospitals around the world, bringing confidence to thousands of frontline medical staff and care providers.

“Now, we’re able to offer that same level of protection to the public. INEOS sanitiser products will now help us all to target viruses and bacteria with confidence at home, at work and beyond.”

INEOS have a long-standing history of producing the purest, most effective sanitising agent, which is pharmaceutical grade alcohol.

In contrast to other suppliers INEOS Hygienics will formulate its sanitisers with 75% alcohol as advised by The World Health Organization, The US FDA, and European health services.

Nothing is added which is not needed to kill infection. This ensures that it is effective in eliminating 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.

The launch of INEOS Hygienics is being announced at the British Grand Prix weekend and has the support of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.

“It is fantastic that we’re back racing and it’s only possible due to the stringent protocol measures that are in place across sport, including team members prioritising hygiene,” said Toto Wolff, Team Principal & CEO of the Mercedes F1 Team.

“The INEOS Hygienics range of medical grade sanitisers is helping to protect the team, giving us confidence to get the job done at the factory and on the track.

“The innovation and adaptation that INEOS has demonstrated in its response to the pandemic have been impressive and we’re proud to be carrying the INEOS Hygienics name on the car at Silverstone and for the next races.”

INEOS is Europe’s largest producer of ultra-high purity ethanol and isopropyl alcohol (IPA), which are the two main ingredients used in sanitiser products.

It is the only company in the world that can produce and supply this medical grade direct to consumers.

Supply to Amazon as well as pharmacies, wholesalers and supermarkets is now starting across the UK and Germany, with France and the USA following shortly.

“COVID-19 has made everyone more aware of the importance of hygiene and the need for effective sanitising products,” George Ratcliffe added.

“INEOS Hygienics is determined to ensure our products are available to meet the increased demand around the world.

“As a new and quickly evolving hygiene business, we will be able to meet the demands of both consumers and businesses as we all adapt to the new demands for hygiene against Corona and other viruses.”