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April 29, 2020updated 24 Dec 2021 5:26am

Covid-19: Alpek Polyester producing PPE for NHS

UK-based producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin Alpek Polyester (APUK) is focusing its supply on providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for the NHS.

By Jessica Paige

UK-based producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin Alpek Polyester (APUK) is focusing its supply on providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for the NHS.

The company will be focusing on producing face shields instead of the usual drink packaging and food trays.

The PET resin visors weigh 20g and are being produced throughout UK and Ireland. APUK said that it is focused on meeting demand for PPE amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

APUK manufacturing director Malcolm Horne on the BBC Radio Tees today said that face visors used to be manufactured from alternate polycarbonate polymer, which had issues of being costly and heavy. The PET visors fix these issues among others.

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