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Covi-19: Hand sanitiser effort continues

Chemical companies continue to invest in hand sanitiser in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. A large number of them are now producing in significant volumes.

Ineos, the largest European producer of the two key raw materials - isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and ethanol – has announced its intention to produce 1 million bottles of hand sanitiser/month from each of three newly built facilities in the UK, Germany and France.

Covid 19: Chemspec Europe delayed, FECC Congress cancelled

The Covid-19 pandemic, which had already led to the cancellation or postponement of multiple industry events scheduled for March and April, has now claimed two key events in Europe in late May.

Mack Brooks Exhibitions has postponed the 35th Chemspec Europe exhibition for fine and speciality chemicals from 27-28 May to 11-12 November. It will still take place at the Cologne Messe in Germany. This will be the first time it has even taken place out of its traditional slot in spring Managing director Nicola Hamann said:

Covid-19 claims In-Cosmetics and DCAT Week

Many exhibitions have been cancelled or postponed in recent weeks because of the outbreak of Covid-19, also known as coronavirus. Among the most prominent are In-Cosmetics Global and DCAT Week.
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