Huntsman Corp. ramps up sanitizer production for Switzerland

Huntsman Corp. is producing sanitizer for Switzerland while monitoring domestic needs. (Photo by Adobe Stock)
Huntsman Corp. is producing sanitizer for Switzerland while monitoring domestic needs. (Photo by Adobe Stock)

Huntsman Corp. is producing sanitizer for Switzerland while monitoring domestic needs. (Photo by Adobe Stock)

Huntsman Corp., a global chemical solutions company based in The Woodlands, is ramping up its production of hand sanitizer for Switzerland following an appeal by Swiss authorities.

According to a March 23 press release from Huntsman Corp., it will begin making hydroalcoholic solution to produce hand sanitizer in the Swiss Canton of Vaud and the General Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Huntsman plans to produce and donate 50 tons of hand sanitizer to hospitals and pharmacies, with the first shipment of 5 tons expected to be delivered immediately. Future production is anticipated to amount to 3-5 tons of sanitizer per week. The company will continue to monitor domestic needs

"We are very humbled to be in a position to contribute what we do every day to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Peter Huntsman, chairman, president and CEO of Huntsman Corp., in the press release. “As this virus makes its way to every continent, we will continue to leverage our experience and knowledge in other regions, including the U.S.”
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.