Covid-19: Alpek Polyester producing PPE for NHS

29 April 2020 (Last Updated May 4th, 2020 12:23)

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

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.