Covid-19: Universal Packaging increases production of PPE

5 June 2020 (Last Updated June 5th, 2020 13:31)

Universal Packaging has increased the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help fight the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Universal Packaging increases production of PPE
Universal Packaging increases PPE production to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Credit: Jernej Furman.

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Universal Packaging has increased the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help fight the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The growth in production is in response to meet PPE demand for medical workers, first responders, and essential workers.

The company has announced that its 50,000ft² warehouse is stocked and ready to deliver masks the same day.

Universal Packaging president Ryan Rush said: “We rushed production to meet the country’s growing need so we can help keep everyone safe while we face this horrible pandemic.

“The company has donated thousands of masks to local police to ensure our first responders are protected during this difficult time.”

Universal Packaging’s masks include 3-Ply Surgical Mask with flexible earloop bands that stretch to fit all sizes and KN95 masks that offer five layers of protection.

These masks are approved by the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) and also available online for direct purchase.

Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Universal Packaging is a leading protective solutions provider.

The company has been delivering masks to various companies, including first responders, manufacturers, medical and long-term care facilities. It is also receiving new orders daily from across the US.

Confirmed cases on Covid-19 have reached 6,639,228 globally while the death toll stood at 391,261.