Vernacare invests £1.3m in wet wipes production

By Tim Aldred

02 Sep 2021

Vernacare has upgraded its Chorley manufacturing facility with the purchase of a £1.3m wet wipes machine.

The investment follows the acquisition in March of Robinson Healthcare, which brought with it additional manufacturing capacity in the North of England, with the addition of two wet wipes manufacturing lines and fluid mixing facility.

The new machine will enable the production of larger flow-wrap packs with clip lock lids, providing a viable alternative to wipes housed in large plastic containers, significantly reducing plastic waste across the wide spectrum of household healthcare brands.

Rachel Downham, global category director, said: "As Pioneers of infection prevention, we feel this investment secures the safety of our customers. We have invested £1.3m, this will extend capacity significantly.

"The new machine will produce wet wipes for patient bathing, hand hygiene, surface cleaning and disinfection - providing improved flexibility, giving us the ability to develop products and offer an even more bespoke service to our valued customers.”

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