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
NOVA is committing up to $200,000 in support of its communities. The company also adjusted its plastics production to provide a sufficient supply of material for medical supplies, food packaging, and other high-demand goods.
SABIC is donating $1 million to food banks and community-based agencies in its communities throughout the Americas, plus $500,000 of its materials to make PPE and medical equipment such as ventilators, respiratory therapy machines, and diagnostic equipment. SABIC: “Our colleagues continue to remain inspired and engaged to do what they can to help our communities during this crisis.”
The Berkshire Eagle
To provide an extra layer of personal protection from the coronavirus, SABIC provided 250 "face shields" that fit over both surgical and N95 masks to medical workers at a Pittsfield, MA, hospital. Hospital staff: "Our staff and physicians love them. It fully protects their eyes, nose, and mouth from any aerosolizing procedures, anything that's floating in the air."
To help meet the needs of frontline healthcare providers, SABIC is increasing its production so customers can continue to make face shields and sneeze guards to help with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Sasol pledged $100,000 for personal protective equipment, sanitation supplies, and meals to emergency responders and health care workers.
Shell Chemical is contributing to COVID-19 relief efforts across the country, including cash contributions, employee match programs, support for front line workers, in-kind donations, and additional assistance to food banks, including an $80,000 donation to West Texas Food Bank.
To help people on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19, Solvay provided 200+ chemical resistant PPE coveralls to first responders in South Carolina and 400 PPE full-body suits to a hospital in Tennessee.
Solvay is providing medical-grade transparent film to aircraft maker Boeing for its production of thousands of face shields needed by hospitals and medical workers in the U.S. to protect them from the COVID-19 virus. The film is made from specialty plastics used for medical devices because of their ability to be sterilized and withstand aggressive disinfectants.
The Total Group is supporting healthcare staff of French hospitals mobilized in the fight against the Covid-19 virus by supplying them with 50 million Euro of fuel for their travel.
Trinseo donated thousands of children’s surgical masks and hundreds of children’s goggles to help protect orphans and children of foster families.