PLASTIC SAVES LIVES
Today, the Covid-19 outbreak is deeply affecting all societies. The social and economic effects caused by this require urgent action and we will see medium and long term results altogether. Plastic products that protect the Covid-19 crisis in the world are very important. Medical devices and personal protection equipment are manufactured with all available capacity and it is clear how plastic products help fight pandemics. The plastic and chemical industry has always been with the health sector, not only in the Covid — 19 crisis.
Plastics were needed in hospitals to help fight pandemics, from antibacterial vinyl flooring, soaps, disinfectants, food cleaning equipment and packaging. Plastic packaging, in particular, is crucial to ensuring the supply chains of food and other essential products work during this crisis. With additional efforts, companies that were not previously involved in the manufacture of personal protection equipment or medical devices are changing production lines to provide much-needed products.
RadiciGroup has provided 10,000 meters / 32,808 feet of fabric in Bergamo / Italy for the production of gowns, caps and shoe covers to protect doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who fight coronavirus.
The Dukane Team in Prague, Czech Republic used the company’s ultrasonic equipment to create plastic resources to produce more than 10,000 protective masks for critical need organizations, including hospitals, first aid teams, nursing homes.
Wolfgang Abele, Business Applications Manager, Flex Film USA, bidirectional directed film supplier, told PlasticsToday that he will donate films for single and multi-use flexible pouch bags in the fight against Covid-19..
The plastic transformation industry, consisting of 50,000 SMEs, like all other industries, is working hard to reduce the effects of this unprecedented crisis. The industry and the authorities are undoubtedly going to carry out their activities to focus their attention on the management of the crisis and focus on the health and safety of the world citizens in the next 12 months, and to further increase their losses after the crisis.