In the fight against COVID-19, the availability of respirator masks can mean the difference between catching the disease and not catching it. As the outbreak of the coronavirus continues unabated, these masks are needed more than ever.
The worldwide shortage of these devices has led to their production being pumped up at manufacturers around the globe. Yet the shortage remains dire. Which is exactly why, when Polykemi AB received an urgent call last Friday afternoon from a customer in Switzerland, it took immediate action.
Its Swiss customer explained that one of the materials used to make the respirator parts had run out. It needed the material - a special glass-reinforced technical PP homopolymer called POLYfill PPH GF5015HC FA Natural - right away.
The Swedish company produced the material, put it through the quality test procedures and had it ready for transport in record time. By Wednesday, the customer had taken delivery of the order, said Polykemi.
"We are very pleased that our flexible organization with short decision paths and distinct team spirit has enabled Polykemi to contribute in the fight against the virus," said Mattias Persson, Sales Manager at Polykemi.