Rutpen are keen to provide a quick update Alcohol Hand Sanitiser and what we have been doing over the last 6 weeks.
In response to the current Covid-19 crisis, we were asked by the Cabinet Office to prioritise the production of alcohol hand sanitisers and where possible support the NHS and other Essential Workers. We are keen to work with anyone with direct links to support the NHS, care and key workers and have made key partnerships to achieve this goal.
We have a full TSDA1 (ethanol) licence and we have secured supply of this ongoing as well as the required packaging from a UK producer in order to fill to our capacity throughout April, May & June.
We are also working on long term supplies of UK produced packaging to allow us to continue production on an ongoing basis.
We are producing a 1,000cps 80% Alcohol gel packed into 500ml clear containers with flip caps with the view to progressing to pumps and adding a 250ml offering which is scheduled to launch in the coming months.
As an example of our long-term commitment to this project we are currently having the sanitiser tested for EN1276, EN14476 and EN1500 by a reputable UK company.
We are expecting the results for the EN1276 Bacterial & EN14476 Viricidal in the next 2-3 weeks but the EN1500 is currently on track for the end of May as things stand.
We will be producing around 16,000 bottles per day and are keen to give first offerings to supply chains that support the front line workers, NHS and care sectors.
We will continue to allocate orders weekly to prioritise in line with the above core value.
We have just launched the Alcohol Hand Sanitiser on our web shop with the view to control the distribution at a fair price in the market for small volumes even with the highly inflated Ethanol pricing we are getting currently.
This will be monitored as Ethanol pricing moves in the market keeping a transparent fair price to the market for the long term!
A donation from every sale of our Alcohol Hand Sanitiser pack; this being a single box (12x500ml) or 4 box (4 x 12x500ml) will go to Brighter Futures Charity, donations are £100 per 4 box sale and £20 per 1 Box sale!
Please keep supporting our NHS and front-line workers who are getting us through this hard time!