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America’s Plastic Makers Respond to COVID-19

America’s plastics makers are proud to help support healthcare workers and all who are working so hard to save lives during this COVID-19 pandemic.

To respond to these challenges, many companies have increased production of the materials needed to make personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical medical supplies and gear. And some companies are donating plastics to organizations (e.g., manufacturers/universities/organizations with 3D printers) that today are producing additional PPE for those on the frontlines. And many are donating their time and money.

America’s plastic makers and our employees stand together with our communities, healthcare personnel, and other essential workers in the fight to end this crisis.

Companies are listed alphabetically

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BASF Makes Medical Supply Donations to Wyandotte Hospital

News Herald

BASF donated gloves, masks, safety glasses, goggles, and Tyvek protective suits to a local hospital in Wayne County Michigan. Local collection and donation efforts are expanding as people look for ways to help in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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BASF Contributes Hand Sanitizers to Hard-hit East Coast

Cosmetics & Toiletries

BASF doesn’t regularly produce hand sanitizer at its New Jersey facility. But their scientists and engineers will produce 3,500 gallons to be bottled and donated to health care systems and government agencies in New Jersey, New York, and beyond. New Jersey Governor: “I want to give a big shout out to BASF…We are greatly appreciative of their efforts.”

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They Lived in a Factory for 28 Days to Make Millions of Pounds of Raw PPE Materials to Help Fight Coronavirus

The Washington Post (subscription required)

Braskem Team Members, at two of its U.S. facilities in Marcus Hook, PA and Neal, WV, volunteered to live at the sites for 28 days, working round-the-clock shifts to make enough polypropylene 500 million N95 masks or 1.5 billion surgical masks.

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Braskem Enhances Support to Manufacture Medical Gear

Technical Textile

To meet the increased need for N95 masks, protective medical gowns, and other PPE, Braskem has shifted production of the plastics needed to keep key supply lines running. At two facilities where workers voluntarily “live-in” producing materials 24/7, the company enhanced employee compensation and provided onsite kitchens, beds, and supplies to support their teams.

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Celanese Supports Customers and Medical Equipment Manufacturers Battling COVID-19 Pandemic

Celanese

Celanese prioritized its operations to provide specialty materials used in applications such as ventilators, respirators, and other critical medical equipment and supplies.

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Helping hands – Chevron Phillips Chemical Donates 100,000 Hand Sanitizer Bottles

Chevron Phillips Chemical

As result of COVID-19, CPChem and the American Independent Distillers Cooperative partnered to meet the exponentially increasing demand for hand sanitizer across the country and were able to deliver 100,000 bottles within two weeks of answering the call.

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Employees Make Quality Products Needed During COVID-19 Battle

Chevron Phillips Chemical

In the ongoing battle with COVID-19 the company and employees worked hard to continue business as usual during this challenging time. The response is an ideal example of our tagline: Performance by design, Caring by choice. It is how we do business, our culture and our way of life at work.

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Covestro Provides Aid in Coronavirus Crisis

Chemical Engineering

Covestro has made donations of face masks and hand sanitizer to local responders and public service organizations. The company also is making available its expertise in materials and 3D printing, such as by collaborating with 3D printing companies and a research institute exploring 3D printing of ventilator components.

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Covestro Ramping Up for Medical Products in US

Plastics News (Subscription Required)

To aid in the fight against COVID-19, Covestro is stepping forward to address the urgent need for plastics used in multiple medical products, including a ventilator part. One facility makes a plastic film used in medical face shields that creates a protective barrier against respiratory spray and droplets. The facility received a typical year's worth of orders in just two months and is running 24 hours to make the film.

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Dow Develops Face Shield Design for Healthcare Professionals Fighting COVID-19

NS Packaging

Dow created an innovative, open-source design for a one-piece COVID-19 face shield that can be manufactured using multiple technologies and types of plastics. The company also is collaborating with partners to produce 100,000 face shields for distribution to Michigan hospitals.

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Dow Collaborates with Multiple Partners to Develop and Donate Level 2 Medical Isolation Gowns

Dow

To address the critical need for PPE, Dow collaborated with nine companies to develop and donate 100,000 isolation gowns to healthcare workers in Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico. Dow: “It’s… a testament to how quickly companies can innovate when a diverse team from different organizations across industries come together to achieve a common objective.”

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DuPont Doubles Output of Protective Gowns to 30 Million Per Month

The New York Times (Subscription Required)

DuPont is doubling the production of protective garments made from its Tyvek plastic material to about 30 million a month to help meet increased demand from healthcare workers. DuPont: "We're producing up to almost two times the number of garments per month to help support the demand that's currently in front of us."

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DuPont Launches #TyvekTogether to Increase Protective Garment Supply

DuPont

DuPont launched a new program to help protect more frontline responders. #TyvekTogether aims to increase the overall availability of Tyvek® personal protective garments. At full capacity, this initiative could deliver 6 million additional non-surgical isolation gowns every month to help protect even more workers.

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Exxon Donates Over 400 Gallons of Hand Sanitizer to Yellowstone County

The Billings Gazette

“There’s nowhere to get this stuff,” said Yellowstone County’s director of emergency services. So ExxonMobil donated hundreds of gallons of hand sanitizer made at its Louisiana facility to area first responders, long-term care facilities, and other community facilities. ExxonMobil is donating approximately 8,000 gallons a day to their communities.

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ExxonMobil Works with Medical Center to Design New COVID-19 PPE

Plastics News (subscription required)

ExxonMobil has partnered with the Global Center for Medical Innovation to help increase the production of needed face shields and masks, including a new reusable mask that can withstand repeated sterilization. Once the FDA approves the prototypes, manufacturers will be able to produce 40,000 ready-to-use masks and filter cartridges per hour, increasing the availability for medical professionals.

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ExxonMobil Shifts Operations, Starts Producing, Packaging Sanitizer in Fight Against Coronavirus Spread

The Advocate

To help protect those on the frontlines against COVID-19, ExxonMobil shifted operations at two Louisiana facilities: one to produce enough hand sanitizer to fill millions of plastic bottles and the other to actually fill those bottles. ExxonMobil is donating the hand sanitizer to health care providers and first responders in LA, TX, NY, NJ, PA, & NM. More donations are planned.

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LANXESS Donates 1 Million Liters of Disinfectant Solution

Chemical Engineering

LANXESS is donating the equivalent of 1 million liters of its highly effective disinfectant to hospitals, government health agencies, and public institutions in 13 countries, including the United States.

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LyondellBasell Donates $1.3 Million to Combat Hunger During COVID-19 Pandemic

Yahoo! Finance

LyondellBasell donated $1.3 million to support the COVID-19 response efforts of food banks in the United States and 17 other countries. The company also donated isopropyl alcohol to Huntsman Corporation for production of five tons of hand sanitizer to help protect health care workers.

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LyondellBasell Creates, Donates Hand Sanitizer to Matagorda County

The Bay City Tribune

LyondellBasell doesn’t normally make hand sanitizer. But to combat severe shortages in Texas, they produced and bottled 240 gallons of hand sanitizer to donate to first responders. County Judge: “Harrison County is now abundantly supplied in hand sanitizer thanks to [LyondellBasell’s] generosity. We are grateful and thankful for their support of people they don’t know and may never meet.”

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Westfall Technik Donating Masks, Straps to Health Care Workers

Plastics News (Subscription Required)

To support and help keep medical workers safe, Nova Chemicals is donating plastic resin to a company that altered its operations to make medical masks and reusable medical straps. The donation helps the company create more than 4,000 masks per day that, in turn, are being donated to multiple hospitals.

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