IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – ExxonMobil has reconfigured manufacturing operations in Louisiana to produce medical-grade hand sanitizer.

Officials with the Irving-based company say the products will be donated to COVID-19 response efforts in Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York and Pennsylvania.

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ExxonMobil increased production of isopropyl alcohol — a key ingredient in sanitizer – by about 3,000 metric tons at its chemical manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Initial production of the more than 150,000 gallons of medical grade sanitizer – enough to fill nearly 5 million 4-ounce bottles – is being distributed to medical providers and first-responders.

To enhance safety, plant personnel packaged the sanitizers outdoors. “We’re focused on keeping our people and communities safe while supporting frontline responders and meeting customer needs,” said Exxon CEO Darren Woods.

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The company has also increased its ability to manufacture specialized polypropylene, used in medical masks and gowns, by about 1,000 metric tons per month — enough to produce some 200 million medical masks or 20 million gowns.