Friday, 27 March 2020 12:30

COVID-19: Fonterra making hand sanitiser

Written by  Staff Reporters
Fonterra is helping in producing hand sanitiser. Fonterra is helping in producing hand sanitiser.

As New Zealand faces a nation-wide shortage of hand sanitiser, Fonterra is chipping in to produce the precious resource.

“We’re doing everything we can to keep our people and communities safe,” said Fonterra in a Facebook post.

“To help out with the current hand sanitiser shortage we’re making available 250,000 litres of high-grade ethanol to New Zealand companies, and working with the Government to prioritise where that should go.”

New Zealand’s largest co-operative added that it is increasing capacity with a target of producing an extra 220,000 litres of ethanol. 

Fonterra says it has teamed up with Gull to test 250,000 litres of their fuel-grade ethanol to ensure it can be used for hand sanitiser.

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