Production, filling and logistics of disinfectants
BASF wants to help overcome the current bottleneck for hand sanitizer. To make this possible, certain preconditions have been fulfilled over the past few days to allow medical disinfectants to be produced at the Ludwigshafen site itself. BASF has been granted a special permit by the Ministry of Health of Rhineland-Palatinate.
BASF produces some of the raw materials that can be used to manufacture disinfectants at its Ludwigshafen site. Other necessary raw materials are purchased externally by BASF. BASF has reallocated several metric tons, in particular of isopropanol, to the production of hand sanitizers. In addition, BASF has started production of hand sanitizer based on ethanol and bioethanol.