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Perstorp Starts Large-Scale Disinfectant Production For Swedish Healthcare Industry

April 21, 2020
Perstorp converts part of its plant to make hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant.

Perstorp converts part of its plant to make hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant.

Perstorp converts part of its plant and starts large-scale production of hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant for the Swedish healthcare sector – at cost, according to the company. The aim is reportedly to solve the current lack of disinfectants at a national level. The production capacity of over 2 million liters a month is expected to exceed the healthcare sector’s current disinfection shortage.

“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,” says Jan Secher, CEO of Perstorp Group. “This is our contribution to the important work that healthcare professionals are doing every day.”

The objective is to continue for as long there is an acute shortage of disinfection products within the Swedish healthcare sector that regular suppliers cannot fulfill, according to Perstorp. In order to produce the disinfectant, Absolut Company delivers ethanol that is mixed with other ingredients to the Perstorp industrial plant with the 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.

“Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the shortage of disposables such as sanitizers is a major challenge and an issue of great priority,” says Ingrid Bergman, head of purchasing at Swedish Region Skåne. Region Skåne is responsible for health care and public transport, business development, culture, infrastructure, social planning and environmental and climate-related issues in Skåne county, Sweden.

“Perstorp has shown tremendous responsibility and initiative in securing the production chain. They have made production possible by arranging all permits from the healthcare sector in cooperation with us, as well as several authorities and other companies,” says Bergman.

For more information, visit: www.perstorp.com