Distillery and chemical company adapt gin production to make hand sanitiser

Equilibrium Chemicals

Malvern-based Equilibrium Chemicals and Worcester’s Piston Distillery are working with Worcestershire County Council to provide urgent supplies of hand sanitiser to every care home in the county.

Councillor Adrian Hardman, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Adult Social Care, said: “The safety of our care staff is always a top priority for us. During these unprecedented times, it is vital we do all we can to help our care staff stay safe and well and continue providing care and support to those who need it.

“I’d like to thank Equilibrium Chemicals and Piston Distillery for all they are doing to help those not just locally, close to home in Worcestershire but nationally to stay safe.”

Chris Lloyd-Adams, Director of Equilibrium Chemicals, said: “The team at Equilibrium Chemical Services are working hard to keep supply of Hand Sanitiser flowing, prioritising local councils and front line staff.”

Grace Stringer,Distillery Manager at Piston Gin Distillery,at Piston Gin Distillery, added: The safety and wellbeing of our community is our highest priority and we wanted to do all we can to help.

“Over the past weeks we have been working around the clock taking our alcohol supply and changing our production line to produce a moisturising hand sanitiser.”