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May 19, 2020

Covid-19: BIC North America to produce 2,000 face shields per day

Global consumer packaged goods company BIC is using its facility in Connecticut, US to produce 2,000 face shields per day using plastic packaging materials and scrap plastic.

By Jessica Paige

Global consumer packaged goods company BIC is using its facility in Connecticut, US to produce 2,000 face shields per day using plastic packaging materials and scrap plastic.

The face shields are medical-graded, American food and drug association (FDA) approved, and are being produced to in order to secure a high volume of personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The shields are designed to ensure that plastic can be removed and sterilised by hospitals.

BIC CEO Gonzalve Bich said: “As a global company with thousands of team members in communities around the world, we strongly believe that we have the opportunity and the responsibility to make a meaningful contribution to our communities during this global health crisis.

“Our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted by Covid-19. We send our heartfelt gratitude to all the doctors, nurses, paramedics, factory workers, and first responders putting themselves on the frontlines to protect our communities and economies.”

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