Tredegar increases production of films for PPE
April 20, 2020 - United States Of America
Tredegar Personal Care, global supplier of apertured films and elastic fabrics, has increased production of breathable, liquid penetration-resistant apertured films, used in medical facemasks and N95 respirators. The company also makes elastic laminate solutions which can be used for ear loops and headbands for face masks, N95 respirators and face shields.
Tredegar Personal Care is a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation. Tredegar produces a versatile line of elastic laminate solutions sold under the FlexAire brand.
“We are dedicated to improving the well-being of our end-use consumers through the production of essential products that provide safety and assurance for the medical and hygiene markets. Our current technologies and R and D efforts enable Tredegar to quickly respond with product-driven solutions to support the rapid manufacturing required for personal protective equipment (PPE) applications,” explained Steve Johnston, director of Global Sales and Marketing.
Johnston said, “Our FlexAire elastic fabrics are ideally suited to provide comfortable, reliable fit in PPE, such as facemasks and face-shields. Our sister company, Bright View Technologies, is now using our elastic laminate for a headband in its newly-developed face shield, and we are working with other PPE producers to quickly put protective equipment into the hands of healthcare first responders.”
Tredegar Personal Care has a range of elastic film and fabric options available from its Terre Haute, Indiana (US) facility and is available to supply breathable, liquid barrier films from its Terre Haute and Kerkrade, Netherlands manufacturing sites.