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Ineos to build hand sanitiser plant in Britain in 10 days to help with shortage

LONDON, March 24 (Reuters) - British chemical giant INEOS said on Tuesday it will build a hand sanitiser plant in northeast England in 10 days to make 1 million bottles a month to help with a European shortage.

The factory will be near Middlesborough and supply hospitals, schools, places of work, pharmacies and supermarkets.

Products for hospitals will be issued for free, the company said. A similar factory will be built in Germany.

INEOS is Europe’s largest producer of the two main raw material needed for hospital grade hand sanitiser at its sites in Grangemouth, Scotland and in northern Germany and produces almost 1 million tonnes.

(Reporting by Nina Chestney, editing by Louise Heavens)