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Versalis starts the production of Invix, bioethanol-based disinfectant at Crescentino

July 23/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Versalis, Eni's chemical company, has launched a new line to produce liquid hand disinfectant marketed under the brand name Invix at its plant in Crescentino (Vercelli, Piedmont), to meet the growing demand as a result of the current health situation across the nation, said the company.

The disinfectant, which has been developed based on the formulation provided by the World Health Organization and authorized by the Italian Ministry of Health, is a medical device, the active substance of which is ethanol obtained from vegetable raw materials. The bio-ethanol is produced at the Crescentino plant, designed to process residual biomasses, which has been adapted to temporarily use corn glucose syrup as a raw material to cope with the health emergency.

The product acts as an effective disinfectant, thanks to the alcohol and hydrogen peroxide content, and as an emollient, because of its glycerine content.

The new range of Invix disinfectants will soon be expanded to include gel and surface sanitizing products.

As part of Eni's initiatives supporting communities to handle the current health situation, and thanks to the collaboration of the Italian National Customs Agency and its Vercelli department, several dozens of tonnes have already been delivered to the Piedmont Regional Environmental Protection Agency [ARPA] and the Civil Defence service of the Piedmont Region.

As MRC informed earlier, Versalis plans to increase its 30 ktpa acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) production at Mantova, Italy in the first quarter of 2021. It was decided to postpone the expansion and maintenance schedule at the plant until the first quarter of 2021 due to market conditions and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to MRC ScanPlast, ABS production in Russia in May amounted to 780 tonnes. For the period January - May this year, the volume of production of Russian ABS plastics amounted to 4,240 tonnes, down 17% compared to last year.

Versalis is a petrochemical company, a 100% subsidiary of the Italian oil and gas company Eni SpA. The company produces a wide range of petrochemical products and is also one of the world's leading elastomer companies.

Eni S.p.A. (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi) is an Italian oil and gas company headquartered in Rome. Eni operates in 70 countries around the world.


mrcplast.com
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:ABS, PS, Medicine, Eni, Versalis.
Category:General News
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