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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.

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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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While wanting to protect the country from being overwhelmed by Omicron, China’s adherence to a Zero-COVID policy is resulting in a significant economic downturn. COVID outbreaks in Shanghai, Beijing and many other Chinese cities will impact 2022’s economic growth as consumers and businesses experience rolling lockdowns, leading to a slowdown in domestic and international supply chains. China’s Zero-COVID policy is having a demonstrable impact on consumer-facing industries. Access GlobalData’s new whitepaper, China in 2022: the impact of China’s Zero-COVID lockdowns on economic activity, consumer goods and the foodservice industry, to examine the current situation in Shanghai and other cities in China, to better understand the worst-affected industry sectors, foodservice in particular, and to explore potential growth opportunities as China recovers. The white paper covers:
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  • What is the effect of lockdowns on Chinese ports?
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