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English Español Hungary: MOL starts a sanitizer production plant to fight coronavirus

The facility, which is operating 24/7 in three shifts, has a production capacity of 50,000 liters of sanitizer.

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MOL has started production of hand and surface sanitizers to offer protection against the coronavirus. Both products have been in short supply in Hungary. Lubricants producer and MOL Group member MOL Lub Ltd. has shifted production of a windshield washer production line at its Almásfüzitő plant in only one week. The unit is operating 24/7, in three shifts, producing a daily volume of around 50,000 liters – allowing MOL to contribute to the global fight against COVID-19.

The formulas for the two new products have been created on the basis of WHO recommendations, and have been tested and approved by the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition in record time in light of the COVID-19 situation. The ethanol for producing the hand sanitizer has been sourced from Hungary. These new hygienic products are thus being sourced from, and manufactured by, Hungarian firms.

“We truly hope that the hand sanitizer manufactured at the Almásfüzitő plant will be a meaningful contribution to the fight against the virus,” says Chairman-CEO Zsolt Hernádi.

MOL Lub has already shipped the first volumes to state institutions that fight against coronavirus (e.g., hospitals, waste management companies, public utilities). The Hungarian refiner and retailer is also using these new products to protect its own workers at refineries, plants and service stations. Lastly, they are also working to make it available to the public through its retail sites.

MOL Hygi is available in 2-liter recyclable plastic bottles for the time being but will also come in smaller sizes as of next month.

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