Arkema to create Alcohol-based Solutions for Hospitals

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic and the health situation, Arkema has announced plans to repurpose a production line in order to manufacture 20 tons of alcohol-based solution per week to be distributed free of charge and as a matter of urgency to hospitals in France.

The company will be using a pilot line at its Rhône Alpes Research Center (CRRA), near Lyon, which will be dedicated to the manufacture of an alcohol-based solution in order to help out healthcare professionals now under considerable strain.

The solution will be supplied to the French health authorities and will be earmarked in particular for the mass restocking of public hospitals.