With the coronavirus, the South African group Sasol sees its business of chemical solvents exploding.

Acknowledging the sharp rise in global demand for hydro-alcoholic hand solutions caused by the global Covid-19 epidemic, the South African petrochemical group Sasol, which supplies the chemical solvents needed to make the disinfectant, has launched a new range of alcohol-based chemicals (ethanol, isopropanol) to supply manufacturers offering this type of item. It has been a great success. Sasol has seen a nearly 400% increase in demand for alcohol-based products, » said Fleetwood Grobler, the group’s CEO, on 30 March. The company has already delivered around eighty thousand hectolitres of alcohol products to the South African market alone.